4/11/2017 – DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION ART CONTEST RECOGNIZES LOCAL STUDENTS

April 11, 2017. Louisville, KY.  30 Kentuckiana students from grades K-12 were honored tonight DuPont Manual High 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. Seven students from Norton Commons Elementary, under the direction of Sarah Maxwell Miller, and seven students from Rangeland Elementary, under the direction of Christa Hudson, had winning and/or honorable mention entries. Five of Alana Alford’s students at duPont Manual High School had winning and/or honorable mention entries. In addition, there were four winning and/or honorable mention entries from the Catholic school system.

The first-place winners in all divisions receive a 2017 framed Festival Poster by 2017 Official Poster Artist Ron Jasin, as well as a chance to appear in the 2017 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 will also be invited to the ceremony and will receive special recognition.

The original artwork by area students will be on display at the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2.

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 join Contributing Sponsor Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University and Media Sponsor ARTxFM.

 

Division A:  Kindergarten & 1st Grade

 
1st Place:  Mariyah Miller – Price Elementary Teacher: Emily Jarboe
2nd Place:  Cody Seymour – St. Margaret Mary Teacher: Amy Burch
3rd Place:   Alexander Johns – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher: Sarah Maxwell Miller
Honorable Mention:  Ian Chism  – St. Agnes Teacher: Laura Dant
Honorable Mention:  Maddie Manning – St. Agnes Teacher: Laura Dant
Honorable Mention: Kyle Hunt – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher: Sarah Maxwell Miller
 

Divison B: 2nd & 3rd Grades

1st Place:  Jack Floyd – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher:  Sarah Maxwell Miller
2nd Place:  Ethan DeVille – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher:  Sarah Maxwell Miller
3rd Place:  Serin Yeo – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher: Sarah Maxwell Miller
Honorable Mention:  Anderson Calles – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
Honorable Mention: Merry Cung Nei Mawi – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
Honorable Mention: Valeria Lopez Vasquez – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson

 

Division C:  4th & 5th Grades
1st Place:  Noah Ruwe – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher: Sarah Maxwell Miller
2nd Place:  Cody Stone – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
3rd Place:  Khaniece Kaltee – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
Honorable Mention: Erin Jacobs – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
Honorable Mention:  Andrea Zunun Garcia – Rangeland Elementary Teacher: Christa Hudson
Honorable Mention: Amelia Dries – Norton Commons Elementary Teacher: Sarah Maxwell Miller
 

Division D:  6th – 8th Grades

1st Place:  Caroline Hayden – Bloomfield Middle Teacher: Anita Rummage
2nd Place:  Maya Hardin – J Graham Brown School Teacher: Laura Sebastian
3rd Place:  Deklyn DeSpain – Jefferson County Traditional Middle Teacher: Sue Hall
3rd Place:  Molly Katherine Phelps – Eastside Middle Teacher: Abby Dennison
Honorable Mention:  Lily Becker  – J Graham Brown School Teacher: Laura Sebastian
Honorable Mention:  Brennan Stewart – St. Margaret Mary Teacher: Amy Burch
 

Division E:  9th – 12th Grades

1st Place:  Ashton Jones – duPont Manual High School Teacher: Alana Alford
2nd Place:  Jill Gries – duPont Manual High School Teacher: Alana Alford
3rd Place:  Lily Goben – Pleasure Ridge Park Teacher: Cheryl Wilhoit
Honorable Mention:  Amy Kim – duPont Manual High School Teacher: Alana Alford
Honorable Mention:  Emma Stephens – duPont Manual High School Teacher: Alana Alford
Honorable Mention:  Lake Steurer – duPont Manual High School Teacher: Alana Alford

 

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