Thousands of Entries Received from First-Graders across the CommonwealthElena Sun was among eight students awarded at the State House for their drawings in the 8th annual "My Ideal School" contest. The contest challenged first-grade students from across the Commonwealth to illustrate their vision of an ideal school.
The contest is organized by the MSBA every year to promote discussion among students and teachers to foster thoughtful design and construction of schools in Massachusetts in order to better support student learning. The contest was open to all first-grade students currently attending a Massachusetts public school and thousands of submissions from across the Commonwealth were submitted for the 2014 contest.
Santander’s sponsorship of the “My Ideal School” contest is part of its long-standing commitment to education at all levels--from elementary through post-secondary. Through its Santander Universities division, Santander provided over $10 million in scholarships and grants in 2013 to 28 colleges and universities in the United States, including 14 institutions in Massachusetts.