Metcalf School eighth grader Ella Zona received the Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) Student Show Award. Ella’s artwork Unzipped was submitted among 750 student artworks and judged by a panel of professional art educators. This is a prestigious award given by the art education community.

Ella was honored at an awards ceremony November 8 in Lisle. This is the second consecutive year that Ella has participated and won. Ella’s artwork will be traveling to schools and libraries throughout Illinois until August 2015.

Peggy Finnegan is Ella’s art teacher.