"Be Our Valentine" 2018 Contest Winners

Kids with valentines

The 40th annual Valentine Contest presented by Worcester Historical Museum for Worcester students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Chosen from hundreds of entries from 15 schools:

HISTORIC (any design in the style of valentines made in Worcester from the late 1840s to 1942)

Grade 3    Anne Liz Gazel McGrath Elementary School
Grade 4 Julius McCarthy Thorndyke Road School
Grade 5 Anita Konneh Lake View School
Grade 6 Keren Sasai Rodriguez Lake View School

CONTEMPORARY  (an original valentine, possibly featuring a favorite book, story or character)

Grade 3    Leah Bonilla Chandler Elementary School
Grade 4 Suyata Sunwar Chandler Elementary School
Grade 5 Diamonte Hopson Columbus Park School
Grade 6 Michael Newman Lake View School

VERSE  (an original verse by today’s valentine maker)

Grade 3    Kaci Gaucher Worcester Arts Magnet School
Grade 4 Shahina Al Rahman Lincoln Street School
Grade 5 Zoraya Melendez Belmont Street School
Grade 6 Katerine Murray Jacob Hiatt Magnet School

MASTERS (students in grades 4, 5, and 6 who have won in previous years must enter in the Master’s Competition. These entries are judged as a group—not by grade level)

Grade 6 Historic Riley Driscoll Worcester Academy
Grade 5 Contemporary    Isaac Silva McGrath Elementary School