Battlefield High School student named winner in Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art contest
Posted on 03/27/2018
Isabel Lee with 2 of the Principals at BFHS

Isabel Lee, a ninth-grade student at Battlefield High School, won in the high school category of the Virginia Lottery Thank a Teacher Art Contest. She is one of only three winners selected statewide.

“Battlefield is extremely proud to have such a talented young artist amongst our Bobcat family,” said Battlefield High School Assistant Principal Chris Hintosh. “Her artwork truly showcases her natural artistic ability.”

After receiving nearly 1,000 entries, winners from the elementary, middle and high school levels were selected to have their artwork featured on thank-you notes that will be distributed to thousands of teachers across the Commonwealth during National Teacher Appreciation Week 2018. Thank a Teacher is a statewide campaign organized by the Virginia Lottery in partnership with the Virginia PTA and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. In its first two years, Virginians distributed more than 70,000 thank-you notes as part of the Thank a Teacher campaign.

“All of us at the Lottery are proud of our key role in supporting Virginia’s K-12 public schools, so it’s really meaningful when we have the chance to celebrate our great teachers and their most creative students,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “We’ve added a really interesting new component to the Thank a Teacher campaign, and it’s great to be able to incorporate the artistic talents of this remarkable group of students.”

In a surprise presentation, Isabel was awarded a $150 gift card and $1,000 for her school’s art department, and has been invited to attend the Thank a Teacher campaign kickoff event in the spring.

When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Lottery dollars are funding programs statewide based on priorities set by the Governor and General Assembly each year, such as the Virginia Preschool Initiative, Early Reading Intervention, Mentor Teacher, K-3 Primary Class Size Reduction, School Breakfast, Algebra Readiness, Regional Alternative Education and Career and Technical Education.

To learn more about the complete list of Thank a Teacher Art Contest winners, visit the Virginia Lottery Media Center to stay updated as elementary, middle and high school winners are announced.

Isabel Lee holding art work for contest