Clinton Twp. 5th-grader's penguin art wins zoo contest
Royal Oak — A fifth-grade student has won a penguin art contest that was part of an effort to welcome some of the Detroit Zoo's new residents.
Organizers announced Monday the girl is a student at Ottawa Elementary School in Clinton Township.
Comerica Bank and the zoo launched the contest in February. Children had their parents upload artwork for a chance to win a $1,000 grant for their school.
The winner and her class also will go on a trip to the zoo in Royal Oak to see new gentoo penguins and participate in a penguin keeper presentation.
The contest coincided with Comerica Bank's $50,000 contribution for the zoo's new $29.5 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center, which is scheduled to open in early 2016.