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2019 K-12 Art Show Winners

This spring, Mineral Area Council on the Arts 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, was held May 4 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 a ribbon of merit, $100 cash for them, and $150 for their art teacher for classroom supplies. They were: Yancy McCarron of Central High School (teacher, Andrew Henson) in the category of Color Drawing, Grades 11-12; and Selena Torres of Farmington High School in the category of Ceramics, Grades 11-12 (teacher, Debra Dunnegan). 

More students were singled out for Awards for Excellence in their grade divisions, which entitled them to a special ribbon, $50 for the student, and $100 for their art teacher to use for art supplies. They were: Grades 3-4, Addison Kennedy, Roosevelt Elementary (teacher, Sarah Basler); Grades 5-6, Mallory Felker, Lincoln Intermediate (teacher, Sarah Buerck); Grades 7-8, Elizabeth Varhalla, Homeschool (teacher, Kimberly Varhalla); Grades 9-10, Chloe Crouch, Farmington High School (teacher, Michael Lamb) Grades 11-12, Hannah Amelung, Arcadia Valley High School (teacher, Rebecca Turner).

Additionally, 220 students were awarded 1st-4th place ribbons throughout 11 media categories and 5 age divisions. To check out the full list of ribbon and award winners, click here.

More than 900 student artists included their work in the show this year, resulting in over 1,500 pieces of artwork overseen by participating teachers from 17 public schools, as well as homeschools.

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