Finalists receive prize packages from Pacific Islands Club,
Super American Circus, Art Beat Guam and Guam Childcare
Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration, in coordination with the Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) and the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), announced the winners of the 2022 Guam Childcare Art Contest.
“Our administration’s historic investments in childcare are an investment in our families, our small businesses, and our future,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “The Guam Childcare Art Contest gave us the opportunity to celebrate our students’ creativity, engage them in the promotion of childcare, and remind families of the support available as our island recovers. We congratulate all winners and participants, and the communities of support rallied behind them.”
“We remain committed to empowering our youth, and we are proud to encourage them to experiment with new materials, methods, and measures to share their stories,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “One of the submission titles we received was ‘To build a future,’ and I think that captures the essence of our childcare policies and initiatives. We want our people to know we are here to help them raise their families and improve their quality of life.”
Elementary and middle school students islandwide submitted inspirational and creative artwork, including paintings, drawings, computer-generated artwork, and coloring pages rendering the Guam childcare theme. GEDA Deputy Director Carlos Bordallo, DPHSS Deputy Director Terry Aguon, Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) Director Sandra Flores, and Guam Department of Education (GDOE) Public Information Officer Michelle Franquez were joined by local artists Josh Agerstrand, Kristine Bactad, Rosanna Dacanay, Austin Domingo, Tanya Kim, and Kersha Taitano as judges for the contest. Additionally, the community participated in online voting at www.guamchildcare.com to select the People’s Choice award winners.
The Tumon Bay Youth Orchestra presented a holiday musical selection under the direction of Board President and Chair, Mr. Max Ronquillo, Jr, for the awards ceremony. All winners received a VIP package, including a one-night stay at Pacific Islands Club Guam, tickets to the Super American Circus, and an art lesson at Art Beat Guam. The public is encouraged to view the submissions currently on display on the first floor of the Agaña Shopping Center.
Elementary School Coloring category
|Haley Brooke Mantanona||Harvest Christian Academy||1st place|
|Liam Park||Dear Tree Art Studio||2nd place|
|Camilla Isabell Pallera||Santa Barbara Catholic School||3rd place|
|Justin Cuevas||Santa Barbara Catholic School||People’s Choice|
Elementary School Art category
|Olivia Dierking||Bishop Baumgartner Memorial||1st place|
|Amanda D. Salomon||Santa Barbara Catholic School||2nd place|
|Andrea Chloe Soriano||Finegayan Elementary School||People’s choice|
Middle School Art category
|Sunny Lee||St. Paul||1st place|
|Kurisma Tupaz||SIFA-LACS||2nd place|
|Hannah Rosario||Harvest Christian Academy||People’s Choice|
For more information, visit guamchildcare.com or contact GEDA at 671-647-4332.