Congratulations to Sarone Terefe - Winner of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest

Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library

Congratulations to Sarone Terefe - Winner of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest

The Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library would like to congratulate Sarone Terefe who was the First Runner Up in both the Illustration AND in the Photography Category of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest! Learn more about her winning pieces below!

Hidden ADHD

Hidden ADHD by Sareone Terefe

"This piece is called "Hidden ADHD" which focuses on the issue of mental health. ADHD is a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. To represent ADHD, in an art form I chose to draw a woman that looks peaceful with bright colors and curly hair with her eyes closed. But in her mind, she's hiding all the different thoughts that she is trying to hide. On the top left, I wrote a quote from Einstein that says "The question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy ?" with people that don't know that they have ADHD sometimes think that they're crazy or different from everybody else which makes sense with the quote."

National Harbor

"This piece is about water pollution. These photos were taken at the national harbor in the Potomac River. Near the docks, there are lots of ducks that swim there and with them, there are piles of water bottles lying around. While riding in the boat I've seen random pieces of plastic floating around. In one of the pictures saw a duck looking at plastic they were curious about what the plastic was, so one started to chew on it and I have managed to get a photo. There are also lots of seagulls that fly around looking for fish that could potentially pick up plastic instead. With a simple Google search of stats, it states that "Some 80 percent of the world's wastewater is dumped, largely untreated back into the environment, polluting rivers, lakes and oceans."

The Know Your Power Teen Art Contest, sponsored by Pepco and the DC Public Library Foundation invites D.C. teens to find their power and use it to creatively address a topic that is important to them. Learn more about the contest and see the rest of this year's winners on the Know Your Power page.