A Foothill High junior's entry into a county Registrar of Voters poster contest won first place this week, earning her school $2,000.
Yasmine Nickle, a Foothill senior, won the Alameda County Registrar of Voters high school poster contest with her poster, a red, white and blue depiction of arms stretching toward the words, "The youth have a voice. Vote!"
"I entered the contest because it was a chance to use my art skills and really make an impact on teens," she said in an email interview. "I feel honestly shocked that I won."
Nickle, who wants to have a career making public service ads, said she became excited about voting when staff from the county Registrar of Voters visited her civics class.
"It's really an honor to represent Foothill High School," she said.
Foothill High will receive the $2,000 first-place prize, Foothill civics teacher James Clark said. Lincoln High School won second place in the contest, and Berkeley High School won third.