2019 WIABE Art Contest Winners

WIABE Art Contest: My Bilingual/ Bicultural Life 

Elementary school, middle school, and high school students who are learning in two languages are encouraged to participate in the WIABE 2020 Student Art Contest. Students are invited to create artwork about the theme: My Bilingual/Bicultural Life. Students can participate by:

  • Creating a piece of artwork(e.g. drawing, painting, or photo) related to theme.
  • Completing the WIABE Student Art Contest Registration Form and include a copy of the artwork and description by Monday, February 7, 2020  

Please complete and submit your registration by Monday, February 7th, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kathy Henn-Reinke at hennrein@uwosh.eduor Dr. Mariana Castro at

See the link below for contest guidelines and more information.




2019 Student Art Contest Winners:

1. Victoria Manger– La Escuela Fratney, Milwaukee Public Schools
2. Jaleyka Felix Carrasquillo: Hayes Bilingual School, Milwaukee Public Schools
3. Sergio Arias: Waukesha North High School, Waukesha School District
4. Axel Catalan: Waukesha North High School, Waukesha School District

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2018 Student Writing Contest Winners:

Student Writing Contest Winner For High School Level: Kiara Serpa from South Division High School-Milwaukee Public School


Student Writing Contest Winner For Middle School Level: Afnan Alshargabi from Morgandale School-Milwaukee Public School


Student Writing Contest Winner For Elementary School Level: Talia Roselaar from Appleton Bilingual School


2017 Student Writing Contest Winners: 


  1. Winner for the Elementary Category: Yareni Cruz, 4th grade, S.C. Johnson Elementary School, Racine Unified School District
  2. Winner for the Middle School Category: Bianey Calixto-Dominguez, 8th grade, La Causa Charter School, MPS
  3. Winner for the High School Category: Zing Tha, 9th Grade, South Division High School, MPS
All winners were recognized during the 2017 WIABE conference on Saturday, April 20, 2017

WIABE is proud to announce the 2016 WIABE Student Writing Contest Winners! Winners will receive their award and prize during the 2016 WIABE conference. 
  • Elementary School Category: Maria Vargas, 3rd Grade, Greenland Elementary School- Oconomowoc School District
  • Middle School Category: Jimena Santacruz, 6th Grade, Wedgewood International Park, Milwaukee Public Schools
  • High School Category: Paola Virella, South Division High School, Milwaukee Public Schools

Click Here to Read the Student’s Essays




2016 Winners: Maria Vargas, Jimena Santacruz, and Paola Virella