June 5, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- The eight regional winners of the Massachusetts School Building Authority's
My Ideal School
contest sponsored by
, N.A. gathered for an awards ceremony at the Massachusetts State House today. The contest challenged first-grade students from across the Commonwealth to illustrate their vision of an ideal school.
Eight students were named regional winners:
of East Somerville Community School was awarded the grand prize for her drawing.
"We're pleased to support the Massachusetts School Building Authority in their efforts which have such a positive impact on so many students across the state," said
, head of specialty banking at Santander.
Mr. Davila and
, Santander's director of government banking, presented the grand prize winner with a
award and recognized the seven other regional winners with
awards for their achievements and participation in the Massachusetts School Building Authority contest.
"I'm inspired by the creativity and talent demonstrated by these young scholars, and on behalf of Santander, extend our congratulations and best wishes," said Ms. Packard. "While each of the students expressed unique visions in their drawings and accompanying remarks, a common thread was their love of learning and their deep appreciation for an attractive and supportive environment in which to do so."