Morgan Park Academy sophomore India Lopez is among 21 students nationwide chosen for top honors by the New York Times in its annual editorial cartoon contest for students.
India’s cartoon, “The Rose That Grew From Concrete,” depicts a young girl looking up at a statue of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez modeled after the Statue of Liberty.
“And they thought girls like me couldn’t win,” the girl says.
The Times panel of judges chose eight winners, 13 runners-up and 27 honorable mentions. India was recognized as a runner-up.