6th Annual Student Art Contest

6th Annual Student Art ContestMicah’s Place honored student artists during the agency’s 6th Annual Student Art Contest Awards Ceremony that was held recently. The event was held on Thursday, February 28th at the Florida State College, Betty P. Cook Nassau Center.

Prizes for the student artists were generously provided by the Jacksonville Zoo, the Museum of Science and History, the Carmike Amelia Island 7 movie theatre, Moon River Pizza, and Wal-Mart.

The contest’s theme, Hands are for Helping not Hurting, invited Nassau County students to create artwork that demonstrated what the theme meant to them.

Students were also encouraged to write a special message on their artwork based on the theme.

Andreu Powell (Nassau County School District Coordinator of Intervention and Prevention), presented the awards along with Micah’s Place Executive Director, Shandra Riffey and President, Elaine Coats.

Over 200 entries were submitted this year, and the following students placed in their grade categories:

PreK-2nd Grade:
1st Place: Taylor Edmondson, Grade: 2, Southside Elementary
2nd Place: Brooke Agnew, Grade: Pre-K, Callahan Head Start
3rd Place: Blair Ward, Grade: 1, Bryceville Elementary

3rd-5th Grade:
1st Place: Hailey Davis, Grade: 5, Bryceville Elementary
2nd Place: Kristian Thi Stone, Grade: 4, Bryceville Elementary
3rd Place: Halle Boatright, Grade: 3, Bryceville Elementary

6th-8th Grade:
1st Place: Caitlan Disbrow, Grade: 8, Callahan Middle
2nd Place: Sara Holbrooks, Grade: 8, Callahan Middle
3rd Place: Myla Karpel, Grade: 6, Fernandina Beach Middle

9th-12th Grade:
1st Place: Devin Emery, Grade: 12, Hilliard Middle Senior High
2nd Place: Alyana Shank, Grade: 10, Hilliard Middle Senior High
3rd Place: Morgan Clark, Grade: 11, Hilliard Middle Senior High

Honorable Mention:
Olivia Proffit, Grade: 12, Hilliard Middle Senior High

Micah’s Place is a Certified Domestic Violence Center and the only one serving Nassau County Florida. Our mission is to provide prevention and intervention services to victims of domestic violence; and to provide education within our community to effect change in behavior and attitudes relating to domestic violence. If you or someone know is being abused, please call (800) 500-1119 for more information.

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