DeKalb Art Show Winners Awarded

May 26, 2014
by: 
Susan Hinton
Winning Art Show Entries
DeKalb Middle School Winner Brulee Neal
4th-5th Grade Division Winner-Avery South
Overall Winner Leah Payton Clark (left) with Carol Tripp

Over three-hundred parents and students came out Saturday, May 24, 2014 to view the art of the DeKalb County School System students from grades Pre-K-high school and also included the day care Pre-K students along with home-schooled students as well. Three of the first guests were Terri Lynn Weaver, TN Representative, DeKalb County Mayor, Mike Foster, and City Mayor, Jimmy Poss. The event hosted two local artists, Claudia Lee and Helen Sefsek, who not only displayed their beautiful art, but interacted with the students as they came through the exhibit. This event is sponsored each spring by the Smithville Study Club who are strong supporters of the arts. The President of the Club is Polly Payne. All the ladies of the club were on board to help make this year's art show the best yet. The winners of this year's art exhibit are:

Division 1- (Pre-K-first grade)
lst Place- Jaden Barber
2nd Place- Ben Barton
3rd Place- Aidan Turner
Honorable Mention- Maggie Johnson and Hailee Merriman

Division 2: Grades 2-3rd

lst Place- Aviannca Chalfaut
2nd Place-Elaina Bryce Turner
3rd Place- Fernando Clavel
Honorable Mention: Liam Wallace and Katherine Gassaway

Division 3: Grades 4-5th

1st Place- Avery South
2nd Place - Kennedy Polk
3rd Place- Ashley Portillo
Honorable Mention- Gracie Griffin and Kasen Johnson

Division 4: Middle School Grades 6-8

1st Place- Brulee Neal
2nd Place- Breanna Gibson
3rd Place- Allison Maynard
Honorable Mention- Marshal Evins and Erica Coleman

Division: High School Grades 9-12

lst Place- Leah Payton Clark
2nd Place- Kelly Armour
3rd Place- Thomas Graham
Honorable Mention- Taylor Marshall and Yosadara Vincente

The Overall Winner of the Show: Leah Payton Clark, High School Division with her portrait of Tonto, the famous Indian.

The People's Choice Award: Two students received equal number of votes for favorite art selection in the show. These winners were Leah Cantrell of the high school division along with Katherine Knowles of the Pre-K-1st grade division.

There were 185 pieces of art displayed this year by the students of DeKalb County.

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