Sierra McLean, age 14, a student at City High School, has won the grand prize for her design paying tribute to Tucson’s 238th birthday. The top five winners from three age groups were given awards and prizes today at the 6th annual Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest awards ceremony at the Postal History Foundation. Every student was given Bookmans gift certificates (donated by Bookmans), awards, t-shirts, collectable stamps, and other prizes.
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Sierra McLean’s vibrant design of a black rider on a bucking horse, in front of a purple-blue A-mountain with the city view on the right blends history with the present. Her inclusion of the traditional saguaro and the Arizona state flag colors completes this very imaginative design. Her design has been made into custom legal U.S. postage which can be ordered and purchased at the Postal History Foundation here in Tucson. The cost is $1.50 per stamp, the proceeds to benefit the Youth Education Thru Stamps (YES) program at the PHF.
In addition, one design from each age group was selected and printed as cachets on envelopes used for the mail. Those can also be purchased at 50cent each. Cachet winners are Meagan Owens who attends Emily Grey Jr. High, Andrew Armenta from Walter Douglas Elementary, and Tanvi Narendran from Castlehill Country Day school.
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