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News & Updates

Another successful K-12 Art Show

We recently awarded dozens of students from surrounding school districts for their skill and creativity in various media of artwork. The art show and competition, sponsored by MACOA and Heimburger Construction Inc., was held April 23 in the Robert E. Sechrest Sr. Field House on the Mineral Area College Park Hills campus.

Two students won Best of Show, entitling them to an elaborate ribbon of merit, $100 cash, and, for their art teacher, $150 for classroom supplies. The Best of Show winners were: Aleasia Ryan of Farmington Middle School for her entry in Sculpture, (her teacher is Kim Kennedy); and Anna Cox of North County High School for her entry in Color Drawing (her teacher is Sarah Van Zee).

More students were singled out for Awards for Excellence in their grade divisions, which entitled them to a ribbon, $50 cash, and $100 for their art teacher to use for art supplies. They were: Grades 3-4, Heidi Self, Arcadia Valley Elementary (teacher, Ellie Jones); Grades 5-6, Clayton Queen, Valley R-6 (teacher, Kat Grajek); Grades 7-8, Kayla Orth, Bismarck R-5 (teacher, Bridget Anglin-Cooper); Grades 9-10, Kaitlyn Abt, Ste. Genevieve High School (teacher, Jamie Bauman); Grades 11-12, Madison Reichert, Arcadia Valley (teacher, Rebecca Turner). Visit our photo gallery to see photos!

This year, more than 1,400 pieces of art by K-12 student were on display. More than 1,100 people walked through the Field House during the open viewing hours on Saturday, and hundreds of students visited the show on Friday during school field trips. Student artists hailed from home schools and the school districts of Arcadia Valley, Bismarck, Central, Clearwater, Farmington, Fredericktown, Kingston, North County, Potosi, St. Joseph, Ste. Genevieve, Sunrise R-IX, Valley R-6 and West County.

A special thank-you was announced to St. Paul Lutheran High School students for helping the arts council prepare for the placement of the art by the area art teachers.

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