Catalina Hagen, a sixth grader from South Ridge Elementary School is the first-place winner of this year’s Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest for the Ridgefield School District. Her artwork was selected by judges as the entry best exemplifying “Joy,” this year’s contest theme.

Catalina’s winning design will grace the cover of the district’s holiday greeting card, which will be mailed out to school districts, public entities and private businesses on Ridgefield School District’s holiday mailing list. As the first-place winner, Catalina also received a $50 cash award.

Three artwork entries were also selected for Runners-Up honors. These entries were submitted by Grace Arnold, a seventh grader from View Ridge Middle School; Madelyn Winter, a sixth grader from Union Ridge Elementary School; and Eireann Van Natta, an eighth grader from View Ridge Middle School. Each student received a $25 cash award for their winning design.

The Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest, now in its third year, was first launched by the Ridgefield School District in 2014, in partnership with the Ridgefield Art Association to promote student creativity and encourage student appreciation of the arts.