An art contest was held by Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown that was open to all high school students who live and attend school in Oakland County. Students made original works of art depicting the theme of "The Importance of Voting" to be published on the cover of the 2015 Oakland County Directory.
The winning art piece (shown right) was created by Kate Donoghue of Sylvan Lake. "Through my picture, I tried to portray that if you have the ability to vote but do not take the opportunity to do it, your thoughts and opinions will never be represented," said Kate. She added, "I think that it is very important to vote if you have the chance to do so because your beliefs and the decision making ability of others could determine your future."
Kate used Sharpies and watercolor pencils to create her artwork.