Reno, Carson students win governor-elect art contest

The winning entry from Mount Rose Elementary student Cooper Sandoval made for the Nevada Means Home art contest.
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO)-- Fourth graders from Seeliger Elementary School in Carson City and Mount Rose Elementary in Reno will lead the Pledge of Allegiance Monday when Steve Sisolak is sworn in as governor after the students won an art contest.

Seeliger student Sydney Larsen and Mount Rose student Cooper Sandoval submitted the winning drawing entries in Gov-elect Sisolak’s Nevada Means Home art contest.

In December, Sisolak invited students from kindergarten to fifth grade to submit artwork on why home means Nevada to them. The governor-elect and incoming first lady reviewed the submissions and picked the winner Tuesday.

“I want to thank Sydney and Cooper for their beautiful submissions, and I couldn't be prouder to have these two talented students taking part in our inaugural festivities” Gov.-elect Sisolak said in a statement. “I appreciate all of the students and schools that participated; it was fun and inspiring to see the creativity of our state's promising students and learn even more reasons why this state is such a special place to call home."

The winning entry from Sydney Larsen of Seeliger Elementary School in the Nevada Means Home art contest.