​​Student art created by kindergartener, inspired by classical music. pink and orange with black music notes​

This year, 18 Fort Zumwalt students were recognized among the Top 100 at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Association’s Picture the Music program, including Kindergartener Meera Singh, who earned the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Award, the second highest award in her category for her piece, The Red Cart. (Photo above) SLSO receives thousands of submissions each year, this year from students inspired by “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Each year, Fort Zumwalt School District’s young artists shine.

From the thousands of submissions, SLSO selects the Top 100. These students and their work are celebrated at a reception at Powell Hall and some receive special recognition within the Top 100. Their artwork is part of a traveling exhibit that was on display at the St. Louis Science Center earlier this month and can be seen at the St. Louis Art Museum until April 28. The St. Louis Art Museum will also hold a special reception in honor of the artists. You can see the Top 100 works and link to a complete list of winners at slso.org/picture

Fort Zumwalt’s Picture the Music Top 100

Dardenne Elementary: Nerlin Mejia - Kindergarten; Garrett Schmucker - 3rd Grade

Emge Elementary: Riley Mader - Kindergarten; Adalyn Sieges -  1st Grade; Declan Dames - 2nd Grade  (Blue Ribbon); Callie Bowlin - 4th Grade; Ryan Wilson - 4th Grade

Flint Hill Elementary: Hayden Harpe - Kindergarten. William Hossa - 1st Grade (Blue Ribbon), Grant Livingston - 2nd Grade; Charli Lewis - 3rd Grade; Laiah Brooks - 4th Grade; Audrey Anderson - 4th Grade

Hawthorn Elementary: Maya Fletcher - 5th Grade

Ostmann Elementary: Meera Singh K (St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Award); Ethan Arokoyo - 2nd grade

Progress South Elementary: Sarah Morman - 4th grade; Chase Stamper - 1st grade