CN citizen’s entry makes finals for education license plate design
People can vote for Cherokee Nation citizen Kace Kimble’s design through Oct. 20 at http://sde.ok.gov/sde/licensetoeducate. COURTESY
OKLAHOMA CITY – The design belonging to Cherokee Nation citizen Kace Kimble, of Stilwell High School, is a finalist for the new specialty license plate benefiting public education.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced six finalists had been selected from nearly 800 entries in the License to Educate art contest.
Students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 submitted their original artworks, one of which will be made into an Oklahoma vehicle license plate. Proceeds from the purchase of the specialty plate will be used to bolster teacher recruitment efforts in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education received entries from students across the state in media ranging from finger-painting to crayon to watercolor. In addition to traditional education themes illustrated through apples, buses and schoolhouses, animal themes were a popular choice, with some entries featuring cats, horses and dragons. Many artists incorporated nature into their designs with trees and rainbows.
The agency narrowed down submissions based on creativity, aesthetic appeal and relevance to public education in Oklahoma.
The OSDE is encouraging Oklahomans to vote online through Oct. 20 at http://sde.ok.gov/sde/licensetoeducate
On Nov. 1, the winning design will be announced and the specialty plate will be available for pre-order at tag agencies across the state. The license plate will cost $35.