Home School Legal Defense Association

P.O. Box 3000, Purcellville, VA 20134



For Immediate Release Contact: Ian Slatter
November 11, 2004 (540) 338-8663

OCONTO FALLS STUDENT WINS NATIONAL ART CONTEST



Purcellville, VA – Today, Home School Legal Defense Association announces that Ariel Hamel of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin has won the Second Annual HSLDA Art Contest.

Ariel won first place from 216 entries in Category II, which is for homeschooled students aged 11-14.

Ariel Hamel was inspired by the wildlife of the Wisconsin and submitted a picture of a duck native to Wisconsin, the black scoter. Ariel missed last year's competition but succeeded this year.

To view Ariel's winning picture and the other finalists please visit - http://www.hslda.org/artcontest/Final2004/default.asp

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a 21 year old, 81,000 member non-profit organization and the preeminent association advocating the legal right of parents to homeschool their children