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Art And Math Are Winning Combination We are thrilled to announce that Ms. Scherff’s student group won the “Best Math” prize in the elementary division at the Art of Math Challenge at The Barnes Foundation on Sunday, March 5, 2017!  The Barnes Art of Math Challenge invited K-12 students in the Philadelphia area to use math to build a two- dimensional painting from the Barnes collection into a three- dimensional model to correct proportion and detail. Any type of mathematical process or material could be used as long Group members included: Janiya Arroyo, Ella Ballow, Georgia DiCandilo, Aiden Dozier, Gianna Engle, it was student-led, with teachers Madison Falls, Justin Machen, Lupe Menjivar. acting only as guides. Prizes for best use of math were given out to one group each in elementary, middle school and high school grade bands. Ms. Scherff’s group competed against seven other 5th grades and approximately 20 elementary school classrooms in total. Ms. Scherff’s students drew inspiration from artist Chuck Close, using a grid system to minimize and transfer the objects in the original painting to their 3D model. Phoenixville Area | Summer 2017 | 27 Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District. The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 6th District. Junior Juliet Roncacé won fourth place with her digital photograph In the Eye of the Beholder! Her artwork work will hang in Congressman Ryan Costello’s office in West Chester for one year. D Arts Competition