Yulee, FL – Micah’s Place recently honored student artists during the agency’s annual Student Art Contest Awards Ceremony, which was held on Friday, February 25th at the Florida State College at Jacksonville, Nassau Center.
Prizes for the student artists were provided by the Jacksonville Zoo, the Museum of Science and History, Tiffany Memories Photography, Deena Classic Salon, the Putt-Putt Fun Center, Wal-Mart, and Peterbrooke Chocolatier.
Nassau County School District representative, Andreu Powell (Coordinator of Intervention and Prevention), presented the awards along with Micah’s Place Board Chair, Elaine Coats.The contest’s theme, Peace of Mind, invited Nassau County students to create artwork that displayed what peace looks like to them through their eyes.
Students were also encouraged to write a special message on their artwork about how we can achieve a peaceful world, where relationships are free from violence.
Over 400 entries were submitted this year, and the following students placed in their grade categories:
Prekindergarten to Second Grade
First Place: Zachary Suber, 2nd Grade, Callahan Elementary
Second Place: Katherine Dunham, 1st Grade, Callahan Elementary
Third to Fifth Grade
First Place: Abby Hamilton, 5th Grade, Emma Love Hardee Elementary School
Second Place: Jeremiah Giedrys, 3rd Grade, Emma Love Hardee Elementary School
Third Place: Aiden Deucker, 3rd Grade, Emma Love Hardee Elementary School
Sixth to Eighth Grade
First Place: Mercedes Reyes, 6th Grade, Yulee Middle School
Second Place: Mikenzie Paisley, 6th Grade, Yulee Middle School
Third Place: Madison Steadman, 7th Grade, Yulee Middle School
Ninth to Twelfth Grade
First Place: Lydia Arflin, 10th Grade, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School
Second Place: Tabatha Cushman, 12th Grade, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School
Third Place: Gabriel Smith, 12th Grade, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School
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