HSC Community Calendar Art Contest Winning Entries Depict ‘The Beauty of Diversity in My Community’

Winners, finalists from Great Lakes Bay Region to be honored on HSC social media

HEMLOCK, Mich. ― Depictions of “The Beauty of Diversity in My Community” created by area students were recently awarded prizes and will be featured in Hemlock Semiconductor Operations’ (HSC) 2021 calendar as part of the company’s 11th annual Community Calendar Contest.

The winners, who represent eight schools in the Great Lakes Bay Region, also will have their artwork displayed at the Saginaw Anderson Enrichment Center for three weeks, from Oct. 12 to Oct. 30.

Rowan Meddaugh of the Saginaw Arts and Science Academy won the grand prize and Hemlock High School won the Best of the Best Award, which came with a $1,000 check to help support the high school’s arts and sciences program. A photo of the artwork created by Rowan that will grace the calendar cover is available here.

Winning students from school districts in Saginaw, Bay and Midland school districts submitted original artwork depicting the beauty of diversity in culture, race, ability/disability, religion, gender, workplaces and skill sets.

“Students who participated in our 11th annual Community Calendar Contest did an incredible job expressing the many ways diversity exists in our communities, making us stronger,” said Brooke Beebe, HSC vice president of external affairs. “Both at HSC and throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region, we celebrate the way diversity makes us a better company, a better community and a better state.”

Winners this year attend the Saginaw Arts and Science Academy, Breckenridge High School, Freeland High School, Hemlock High School, Merrill High School, Nouvel Catholic Central High School, St. Charles High School and Valley Lutheran High School. HSC will celebrate the students and their wonderful work through HSC’s social media accounts since the COVID-19 pandemic has ruled out an in-person event.

All 21 winners and finalists were awarded Barnes & Noble gift cards and given a copy of the calendar in advance. Winners also received a framed photo of their artwork, which will be featured in the calendar. Finalists will receive honorable mentions for their hard work.

Here are the winners and finalists from the eight schools.

Breckenridge High SchoolAlivia Giles
Freeland High SchoolGabriella Lazzaro
Hemlock High SchoolMadison Fromholz
Hannah Killingbeck
Alexandra Seidel
Alexandria Grzenia
Nouvel Catholic
Central High School
Sydney Norris
Ashton Wright
Brittney Schwind
Autumn Skowronski
Merrill High SchoolReAnna StopjikMcKenna Glazier
Saginaw Arts and
Sciences Academy
Eli Krzeszewski
Rowan Meddaugh (1st Place)
LaNaysha Simms
Anestasia Zamora
St. Charles High SchoolChristina Lynn ScullyJacob Brown
Emily Browne
Deseray Nixon
Valley Lutheran High SchoolAbigail Brown

About Hemlock Semiconductor

Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) is a leading provider of ultra-pure polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, solar cells and modules. At HSC, we’re passionate about silicon-based technology and its unique potential to connect and energize the world we share. HSC’s polysilicon enables customers to produce high-tech electronics and solar energy, and our efficient manufacturing process delivers products with an ultra-low-carbon footprint. HSC began operations in 1961.

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