This painting by 8-year-old Alyssa J. got an honorable mention in the Chicago Sun-Times’ student art contest The Imagination Project. She’s a second-grader at Robert C. Hill Elementary School in Romeoville.

This painting by 8-year-old Alyssa J. got an honorable mention in the Chicago Sun-Times’ student art contest The Imagination Project. She’s a second-grader at Robert C. Hill Elementary School in Romeoville.

Honorable mention in the Sun-Times’ latest student art contest goes to these Chicago-area kids

From second grade through senior year of high school, they answered our call to produce artwork under the theme ‘spring ahead.’

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We asked kids to create something artistic on the theme “Spring ahead” for the Chicago Sun-Times’ latest student art contest, The Imagination Project. Last week, we presented the winners. Today: another dozen worthy entries given honorable mention.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Alyssa J., 8 (art at top)

Second grade, Robert C. Hill Elementary School, Romeoville
This artwork was done by 11-year-old Holly N., a fifth-grader at Liberty Elementary School in Orland Park.

This artwork was done by 11-year-old Holly N., a fifth-grader at Liberty Elementary School in Orland Park.

Holly N., 11

Fifth grade, Liberty Elementary School, Orland Park
This artwork was done by 11-year-old Faith M., a fifth-grader at Charles Reed Elementary School in Plainfield.

This artwork was done by 11-year-old Faith M., a fifth-grader at Charles Reed Elementary School in Plainfield.

Faith M., 11

Fifth grade, Charles Reed Elementary School, Plainfield

MIDDLE SCHOOL

This artwork was done by 12-year-old Casper H., a sixth-grader at Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake.

This artwork was done by 12-year-old Casper H., a sixth-grader at Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake.

Casper H., 12

Sixth grade, Bernotas Middle School, Crystal Lake
This artwork was done by 12-year-old Morgan R., a sixth-grader at Jerling Junior High School in Orland Park.

This artwork was done by 12-year-old Morgan R., a sixth-grader at Jerling Junior High School in Orland Park.

Morgan R., 12

Sixth grade, Jerling Junior High School, Orland Park
This artwork was done by 12-year-old Danielle B., a sixth-grader at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein.

This artwork was done by 12-year-old Danielle B., a sixth-grader at West Oak Middle School in Mundelein.

Danielle B., 12

Sixth grade, West Oak Middle School, Mundelein
This artwork was done by 13-year-old Anna D., a seventh-grader at Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake.

This artwork was done by 13-year-old Anna D., a seventh-grader at Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake.

Anna D., 13

Seventh grade, Bernotas Middle School, Crystal Lake

HIGH SCHOOL

This artwork was done by 18-year-old James G., a senior at CICS Loomis-Longwood on the South Side.

This artwork was done by 18-year-old James G., a senior at CICS Loomis-Longwood on the South Side.

James G., 18

Twelfth grade, CICS Loomis-Longwood, South Side
This artwork was done by 16-year-old Lauren G., a sophomore at Lemont High School in Lemont.

This artwork was done by 16-year-old Lauren G., a sophomore at Lemont High School in Lemont.

Lauren G., 16

Tenth grade, Lemont High School, Lemont
This artwork was done by 15-year-old Jaden G., a freshman at Lane Tech High School on the North Side.

This artwork was done by 15-year-old Jaden G., a freshman at Lane Tech High School on the North Side.

Jaden G., 15

Ninth grade, Lane Tech High School, North Side
This artwork was done by 18-year-old Keira H., a senior at Lane Tech High School on the North Side.

This artwork was done by 18-year-old Keira H., a senior at Lane Tech High School on the North Side.

Keira H., 18

Twelfth grade, Lane Tech High School, North Side
This artwork was done by 15-year-old Alexander O., a freshman at Maine West High School in Des Plaines.

This artwork was done by 15-year-old Alexander O., a freshman at Maine West High School in Des Plaines.

Alexander O., 15

Ninth grade, Maine West High School, Des Plaines

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