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Jericho Fifth-Grade Student Wins National Art Contest

Jackson Elementary School to receive prizes worth more than $15,000

Syed Amaan Rahman, a fifth-grade student at Jackson Elementary School, was one of 12 students nationwide to win the McGraw-Hill “What Math Means to Me” art contest.

Rahman’s artwork, entitled “Step by Step…Stairway to Learning” was selected from more than 2,400 entries and 72 finalists. Also a finalist was Emily Jiang, a third-grade student at Jackson Elementary School.

“Amaan’s talent is evident in his winning artwork,” said Susan Menkes, Jackson Elementary School art teacher. “His creative thinking and original ideas will take him far. I’m so proud of him.”

Each of the winning students, including Rahman, will receive nearly $15,000 in classroom resources for their school from McGraw-Hill and their sponsors. In addition, all winning artwork will be displayed in the new Museum of Mathematics in New York City and will also be featured in the McGraw-Hill My Math student materials.