3/27/2018- DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION ART CONTEST RECOGNIZES LOCAL STUDENTS

March 27, 2018. Louisville, KY.  30 Kentuckiana students from grades K-12 were honored tonight at J Graham Brown School for their artistic achievement in the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Student Art Contest Presented by The Fillies, Inc. A panel of local artists selected the winners. Of the hundreds of entries, some of the most popular themes among the winning artwork this year were the Great Steamboat Race, U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest, the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade, and Thunder Over Louisville.

Six students from Rangeland Elementary, under the direction of Christa Hudson, and five students from Norton Commons Elementary, under the direction of Sarah Maxwell Miller, had winning and/or honorable mention entries. In addition, there were seven winning and/or honorable mention entries among the Catholic school system.

The first-place winners in all divisions receive a 2018 framed Festival Poster by 2018 Official Poster Artists and sisters, Jeaneen Barnhart and Doreen Barnhart DeHart. First-place winners also win a chance to appear in the 2018 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade. All winners receive a medallion, certificate, T-shirt, and a Student Art Contest winner’s pin. Teachers of the winning students were also invited to the ceremony and received special recognition.

The original artwork by area students will be on display at the Pegasus Parade Preview Party Presented by the Louisville Mega Cavern hosted at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing C. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1.

The Festival has offered this opportunity for area students to showcase their creative skills since 1977.  The Foundation’s Student Art Contest is sponsored by Fillies, Inc. The Fillies, Inc. was founded in 1959 kicking off a tradition of volunteer service to the local community. They are joined by Media Sponsor ARTxFM.

 

 

Division A:  Kindergarten & 1st Grade

 
1st Place: Bentley Dennison – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher: Sarah Maxwell Miller
2nd Place: Sydney Yowell – St. Margaret Mary Teacher: Amy Burch
3rd Place: Chesney Kayser – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher: Sarah Maxwell Miller
Honorable Mention:  Charlotte Coop  – St. Agnes Teacher: Laura Dant
Honorable Mention:  Becka Stewart – St. Agnes Teacher: Laura Dant
Honorable Mention: Teegan Mohon – St. Francis of Assisi Teacher: Laura Dant
 

Divison B: 2nd & 3rd Grades

1st Place: Fibi Par – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
2nd Place: Leo Feld – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher: Sarah Maxwell Miller
3rd Place: Valeria Avila – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
Honorable Mention: Aubrey Riley – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher: Sarah Maxwell Miller
Honorable Mention: Claudia Norrenbrock – St. Michael School Teacher: Tiffany Whelan
Honorable Mention: Amy Sandoval – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson

 

Division C:  4th & 5th Grades
1st Place: Alexis Perez Martinez – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
2nd Place: Saul Perez – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
3rd Place: Daniel Gonzalez – Hartstern Elementary Teacher: Debbie Rutledge
Honorable Mention: Serin Yeo – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher: Sarah Maxwell Miller
Honorable Mention: Shea Thornton – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
Honorable Mention: Kendall Robbins – Virginia Chance School Teacher: Laura Patterson
 

Division D:  6th – 8th Grades

1st Place: Molly Phelps – Eastside Middle School Teacher: Angela Hobbs
2nd Place: Shannon Sullivan – Barret Traditional Middle School Teacher: Margi Garcia
3rd Place: Lauren Schweitzer – St. Michael School Teacher: Tiffany Whelan
Honorable Mention: Mary Kate Zeitz – Barret Traditional Middle School Teacher: Margi Garcia
Honorable Mention: Jenna Tipton – Eastside Middle School Teacher: Angela Hobbs
Honorable Mention: Daniela Clements – St. Michael School Teacher: Tiffany Whelan
 

Division E:  9th – 12th Grades

1st Place: Brelayne Clutts – Nelson County High School Teacher: Anita Rummage
2nd Place: Kilee Rohr-Carrasquillo – PRP High School Teacher: Cheryl Wilhoit
3rd Place: Jessica Stafford – PRP High School Teacher: Cheryl Wilhoit
Honorable Mention: Maya Hardin – J Graham Brown School Teacher: Laura Sebastian
Honorable Mention: Destyne Curtis – Louisville Male High School Teacher: Brooke Mattingly
Honorable Mention: Ethan Norris – Bardstown High School Teacher: Rachel Turner

 

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