Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has chosen two finalists in this year’s Fair Housing Art Contest.
(From left) Head of Lower School Laura Holmes; 5th grader Maxi Ruggerio; CAR Board Member Austin Whitehead; 3rd grader Isha Garg; and Art Teacher Rebecca Tittermary. 
  • Isha Garg, 3rd grade, Worcester Preparatory School
  • Maxi Ruggerio, 5th grade, Worcester Preparatory School
Each finalist received a framed copy of their submission and a Visa gift card, compliments of CAR.
The two finalists have been forwarded to the Maryland REALTORS®. Only one will be chosen for inclusion in the statewide 2019 Fair Housing Brochure. That winner will also be invited to Annapolis for a special recognition ceremony with the governor or other state official.
“We think this contest is one of the most important projects that we do each year,” said CAR President Joel Maher. “It’s an important educational tool to help local teachers raise awareness on this important issue. It’s also great to recognize these students for their creativity and artistic abilities.”
The annual contest is sponsored by CAR and Maryland REALTORS®. “Fair Housing” pertains to the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in the sale and rental of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or handicap. The contest aims to teach children that discrimination is not only wrong, but illegal.
Artwork submitted by students had to illustrate this year’s theme, “50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.”
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