BIG WINNERS: Top TroyFest student contest entries announced

Published 4:00 am Thursday, April 26, 2018

The winners of the 2018 TroyFest Student Art Competition have been announced and will be recognized at the TroyFest Art and Craft Festival Saturday.

The awards will be presented at noon at the Gazebo by Pam Smith, coordinator of the annual student art show.

“This year’s TroyFest Student Art Competition had more than 100 entries in seven categories,” Smith said. “Students from all schools in the county and from all grades were invited. The artwork was outstanding and all students who entered are to be congratulated.”

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All entries in the TroyFest Student Art Competition are on exhibit through TroyFest weekend, April 28 and 29, at the Johnson Center for the Arts on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy. Everyone is invited to visit the JCA in support of these young artists.

“We also invite the community to attend the awards ceremony on Saturday,” Smith said. “At that time, we will also recognize the teachers of these students,” she said. “The teachers of the students who received the Best of Grade Division Awards will each receive $100 cash awards to be used for classroom supplies. CGI in Troy provided funding for the TroyFest Student Art Competition.

The Best of Grade Division Award winners are:

Grades K-2, Lalah Bodiford, Covenant Christian, drawing; Grades 3-5, Kate Reeves, Troy Elementary School, sculpture; Grades 6-8, Gavin Wade, Charles Henderson Middle School, mixed media; Grades, 9-10, Addison Garrett, Pike Liberal Arts, drawing; and Grades 11-12 Logan Davis, Charles Henderson High School, sculpture.

The winners in Grades K-2 in the different categories are:

Drawing: First, Rachel Worley, Covenant Christian; second place- Jeannie Sanders, Pike Liberal Arts School; and third place, Wyatt Lindsey, PLAS.

Painting: First, Ava West, Troy Elementary School; second, Rachel Worley, Covenant Christian; and third, Nolan Ross, PLAS.

Printmaking: First, Isbella, TES; second, M’ah Sutherland, TES; and third, Parker Knick, TES.

Mixed Media: First, James Wade Murphy, Covenant Christian; second, Bennett Greer, CC; and third, Maylaysia, TES.

Sculpture: First, Jaelyn Willis; second, Silas Sanders; third, Becca Ann Oliver, all Covenant Christian.

The winners in Grades 3-5 are: Drawing: First, Courtney Cobb, CC; second, Jason Kim, CC; third, Bali’s Harrell, PLAS.

Painting: First, Lily Greer, CC; second, Caleb Potts, CC and third, Edward Allterman, TES.

Printmaking: First, Wes Templin, TES; second, Lexie Terry, PLAS; and third, Coy Bell, PLAS.

Mix Media: First, Courtney Cobb, CC; second, Parks Snyder, TES; third, Aalayiah Aboatwala, TES.

Sculpture: First: Howell Leverett, TES; second Jerry Gao, CC; third, Lola Drinkwater, CC.

The winners in Category Grades 6-8 are:

Drawing: First: Marie Gallie, Charles Henderson Middle School; second Destiny King, CHMS, third, TBA.

Painting: First: Hannah Sparrow, second, Jackson West, third, Mary Britton: all CHMS.

Printmaking: First: Kelci Hicks, CHMS.

Mixed Media: First, Sarge Adkins, Goshen High School; second, Julie Didrey, GHS; third, Addy Ford, PLAS.

Sculpture: First, Houston Gunter, PLAS; second, Kate Nelson, PLAS; third, Robert Grable and Sarah Madison Davis, CHMS.

Photography: First, Caleb Watkins; CHMS; second, Kassidy Mizell, CHMS; third Stella Gilbreath; CHMS.

The winners in Category Grades 9-10 are:

Drawing: First, Hope Thomas, PLAS; second, Caden Bryan, Charles Henderson High School; third, Emily Dean, PLAS.

Painting: First, Caden Bryan; second, Nala Baker; third, Emma Earles, all CHHS.

Printmaking: First, Nala Baker.

Mixed Media: First, Addi Garrott, PLAS; second, Abigail Lethcoe, CHHS; third Lizabeth Martinez, CHHS.

Sculpture: First, Andres Burney, Pike County High School.

Photography: First, Grace Thomas; PLAS, second, Abby Garrett, PLAS.

The winners in Category Grades 11-12 are:

Drawing: First, Bethany Harry, PCHS; second, Chason Robinson, Goshen High School: Benjamin King, CHHS.

Painting: First, Amia Davis, CHHS; second, Alyssa Shepherd, CHHS; third, Victoria Reeves, PCHS.

Printmaking: First, Harmony Robinson, GHS; second Bailey McKnight, PLAS; third, Katelyn Dendy and Anna Lott, PLAS.

Mix Media: First, Demi Huynh, CHHS; second, Tucker Earles, CHHS; third, Tabitha Parks, CHHS.

Sculpture: First, Sherri Merrell, GHS; second, Harmony Robinnson, GHS; third, SarahCarlson, CHHS.

Photography: First, Abby Lee, CHHS.

Computer: First, Sarah Foreman, GHS.