Foundation 65 wants Evanston/Skokie School District 65 students to design a new car magnet to promote the school system.

Entries in the contest will be accepted until Dec. 12. The winner, to be selected at the Foundation’s annual My 65 Benefit on Jan. 20 will receive a new bike complements of The Pony Shop.

District 65 students of all ages are invited to submit artwork depicting what Evanston schools mean to them.  The winning artwork will be made into a Foundation 65 car magnet that will be seen on cars all over Evanston. 

The artwork can depict a fond school memory or a current school experience that illustrates what makes their school or school experience unique.

Whatever image a student chooses – sitting on the rug listening to their teacher read, playing trumpet in the band, participating in the science fair – can be drawn on a template for the Foundation 65 car magnet.

Templates for the car magnet can be found at any District 65 school, the Evanston Public Library – Children’s Room and Foundation 65’s website

Submissions can then be dropped off at any District 65 school or the Evanston Public Library, Children’s Room by December 12th, 2011.  Submissions can also be mailed directly to Foundation 65 at PO Box 750, Evanston, IL 60204.

“Evanston is a wonderful community with great schools,” said Lise Jinno, Foundation 65’s Executive Director. “The magnet contest is a fun way for Foundation 65 to engage students and the community in showing support for education in Evanston.” 

Foundation 65 is very grateful for the generous support of Lathrop & Gage, LLP for their sponsorship of the contest and the annual My 65 Benefit.

Foundation 65 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises and grants funds for literacy and arts projects that expand, enrich, and complement educational opportunities for the students, staff, and community in Evanston-Skokie District 65.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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