Each year the West End Rotary Club sponsors a Holiday Card contest and asks the Pleasant Valley Intermediate art students to submit drawings under the supervision of PVI art teacher, Melinda Ludwig.
Elric Caponsacco, 13, was the first place winner with his warm rendering of a window with a candle glowing at twilight, with a sprig of holly resting in one corner of the windowsill and a bird's nest with a bird in the other corner.
"It seemed like a peaceful touch. That's what I was going for," said the PVI 7th grader. Miss Garr is his homeroom teacher.