Student, 11, wins poster contest Entry goes on to national event CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

April 02, 1993|By Anne Haddad | Anne Haddad,Staff Writer

An East Middle School sixth-grader is the Maryland winner of the U.S. Savings Bonds 1993 National Student Poster Contest.

Matthew Krumrine, 11, son of Thomas and Stephanie Krumrine of Geeting Road in Silver Run, won a $1,000 savings bond and a computer for his school.

"We didn't even know he entered it, bless his heart," said Virginia Ashmore, assistant principal.

Matthew learned about the contest through a teacher, but entered and sent in his poster all on his own, just making the postmark deadline with a few minutes to spare, said his mother.

"Basically, I like to do art," Matthew said. His favorite medium is pencil, but he used paints for his poster.

"I was just looking through a few pictures and I just saw it," he said. "It stood for the strength of our country, and bonds helped support that strength."

Matthew received his award at the meeting of the Maryland State Board of Education Tuesday. His poster now goes on to national competition, which concludes April 29 in Washington.

The contest was sponsored in Maryland by Allied Signal Technical Services Corp. in Columbia.

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