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Arts Council Announces Winners of K-12 Art Show
5/16/2017 1:00:00 AM
By: Sarah Haas, Communications Director

PARK HILLS—Mineral Area Council on the Arts recently awarded dozens of students from surrounding school districts for their skill and creativity in various media of artwork. The art show and competition, sponsored by MACOA and Heimburger Construction Inc., was held May 6 in the Robert E. Sechrest Sr. Field House on the Mineral Area College Park Hills campus.

Two students won Best of Show, entitling them to an elaborate ribbon of merit, $100 cash, and, for their art teacher, $150 for classroom supplies. The Best of Show winners were: McKinley Twomey of Arcadia Valley R-2 for his entry in Grade 9-10 Sculpture (his teacher is Rebecca Turner); and Whitley Lands of Bismarck R-V for her entry in Grade 11-12 Painting (her teacher is Sharon Weston).

More students were singled out for Awards for Excellence in their grade divisions, which entitled them to a ribbon, $50 cash, and $100 for their art teacher to use for art supplies. They were: Grades 3-4, Ava Waldrop, Valley R-6 (teacher, Kat Grajek); Grades 5-6, Jessica Aubuchon, Bismarck R-V (teacher, Bridget Anglin-Cooper); Grades 7-8, Hanna Spray, Farmington Middle School (teacher, Kim Kennedy); Grades 9-10, Kaitlyn Young, Arcadia Valley R-2 (teacher, Rebecca Turner); Grades 11-12, Alexa Holder, Arcadia Valley R-2 (teacher, Rebecca Turner).

This year, more than 1,780 pieces of art by K-12 students from 18 different schools were on display. More than 1,100 people walked through the Field House during the open viewing hours on Saturday, and hundreds of students visited the show on Friday during school field trips. Student artists hailed from home schools and the school districts of Arcadia Valley, Bismarck, Central, Clearwater, Farmington, Fredericktown, Kingston, North County, Potosi, St. Paul Lutheran, Ste. Genevieve, Sunrise R-IX, Valley R-6 and West County.

A special thank-you was announced to St. Paul Lutheran High School students for helping the arts council prepare for the placement of the art by the area art teachers.

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