Maine South High School student Lydia Cruz was selected by the Illinois State Board of Education to have her artwork represent the entire State of Illinois at the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
On Monday, April 22, the President and First Lady will host the 2019 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn and Ellipse. For that event, every state in America chooses one student to create an egg design incorporating a designated color scheme and representations of the state or territory. The decorated eggs will be on display as guests walk into the event along with a photo of the artist. These ‘stately eggs’ from around the country are a welcome to the families who have traveled far and wide to attend the event.
Lydia Cruz was chosen to represent the state based upon receiving the first place honors at the ISBE’s Illinois Arts Education Week Poster Design Contest.
The Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878 under the Administration of President Rutherford B. Hayes.