AEM Youth Art Month Virtual Student Exhibition 2021 Celebrate Youth Art Month: Art Connects Us
Rochester Public Schools

Franklin Elementary School is proud to honor Amal Hassan who placed first out of 72 pieces in the Elementary Level in the Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM) Youth Art Month (YAM) art show. Amal’s artwork will also be recognized at the National Art Education Association conference.



Congratulations to the following teachers and their students whose artwork was chose to be exhibited in this year’s virtual show:

Franklin and Montessori at Franklin Students:

  • Gabby Burt
  • Giovanni Cruz-England
  • Sofia Richter
  • Amal Hassan
  • Josie Kral
  • Karamba Beyai
  • Art Teacher - Tiffany Erie

Gage Elementary:

  • Nardos Yohannes
  • Persia Ramirez
  • Luca Ramirez
  • Art Teacher - Cassie Wellen-Okronglis

Additionally, Rochester Public Schools would like to acknowledge Franklin and Montessori at Franklin’s art teacher, Tiffany Erie, who is also a regional art teacher leader through the Perpich Center, and Minnesota’s Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Tiffany works closely with teachers in the region. A peer teacher in Lanesboro, MN, Stena Lieb,

also had student work chosen for the AEM YAM Virtual Student Exhibition. Those students are Ben Norby, Sam Johnson, William Miler, Brooke Lambrecht, and Malia Tessum.

AEM Youth Art Month Virtual Student Exhibition will be open for viewing March 1st - March 30th at the Art Educators of MN website. The students and their artwork will be celebrated and recognized for their achievements. The public is invited to view winning flag designs from around the state and a collection of student artwork.