LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the winner of the 2024 State of the State art contest is Vivian Kern of Bay City Central High School. The student’s artwork will be displayed in the 2024 State of the State program and they will receive a gift box from Cherry Republic.
“Vivan’s piece exemplifies what Michigan is all about and showcases the talent that can be seen in every region of our state,” said Governor Whitmer. “I am so excited that her art will be a part of our State of the State address. Together, we will keep telling Michigan’s story and getting things done that make a real difference in people’s lives. Thank you, Vivian! I hope you enjoy the Cherry Republic treats.”
The art contest challenged K-12 students across Michigan to come up with a creative design for the 2024 State of the State program cover following the theme, “A Classic Michigan Story.” Students were encouraged to be as creative as possible and were welcome to use crayon, marker, paint, or any other material.