Three Dix Street 5th graders will have their artwork featured as months in a calendar that focuses on fair housing.
Their pictures were entries in a contest from the Kalamazoo Association of Realtors. Each year they ask 5th graders to create pictures depicting the seven protected Fair Housing classes - race, religion, color, age, marital status, gender identity or expression. This contest is done on a regional level across the country.
All of Dix Street’s 5th graders participated and three will be included in the poster. Rylee Zigterman, Emma Ouellette and Chris LaCourse hold their winning creations in the picture to the right. The contest included hundreds of entries from schools all over the Kalamazoo area.
The winners and Mrs. Salvatori received $25 gift cards; the entire 5th grade got a pizza party for their participation.