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|