Wakelon Student Wins Art Contest, D.C. Trip

News & Observer 1-9-09

A Wakelon Elementary School student is one of four in the nation who have earned a trip to Washington after winning an art contest.

Ibrahim Muhammad of Knightdale, a fourth-grader, will have his work displayed in the America’s Future Starts with Healthy Children art exhibit.

Sixty-one original drawings and paintings will be displayed starting Jan. 23 in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. And four of the artists — Ibrahim and students from California, Colorado and Texas — will be in Washington for the unveilings.

The art exhibit is a creative expression by children urging swift action to secure child care for children. It is organized by the Health Rights Organizing Project.