More than 400 elementary school students from Bulloch County entered the America—Where Eagles Soar coloring contest. The winners were announced and presented with awards yesterday at a reception held at Sea Island Bank.
Sponsored by Sea Island Bank and the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department, the contest was created to give children an opportunity to display their patriotism through art.
The overall winner of the contest was fifth-grader MiKayla Crawford from Nevils Elementary School. In addition to winning $100, MiKayla won a Sea Island Bank t-shirt and four passes to Splash in the ‘Boro waterpark. MiKayla’s patriotic drawing is currently on display on a billboard outside of Sea Island Bank on Main Street and will be featured on t-shirts celebrating the 2007 Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Park.
MiKayla says she was excited to win the art contest and says that she hopes to one day become an art teacher. “Kids should know what art is about. Everyday you see art, even when you don’t know it’s art!” the fifth grader explains.
The overall second place winner was 9 year-old Alexandra Littles. The 3rd grader from Mattie Lively Elementary School won $50, a Sea Island Bank t-shirt and one pass to Splash in the ‘Boro. Alexandra said her favorite art project is coloring things like birds, flags and fireworks.
The overall third place winner was Jacob Ferrell, a 1st grader at Mill Creek Elementary School. He won $25, a Sea Island Bank t-shirt and one pass to Splash in the ‘Boro.
A first, second and third place winner were also chosen from each grade, kindergarten through fifth grade. There were also prizes awarded to the student who produced the most colorful, most patriotic and most creative drawing from each grade.
All of the winning drawings are currently on display at the Averitt Center for the Arts.
The 14th Annual Firecracker Fest will be on Wednesday, July 4, from 4-11 p.m. at Mill Creek Park in Statesboro. The celebration will include children’s games, community exhibitions, music, fireworks and other activities for the whole family. For more information on this event, please visit www.BullochRec.com.
All winners of the contest
July 4th Coloring Contest Winners
Place Name School
1st Caroline Mitchell Brooklet Elem.
2nd Madisyn Dosier Portal Elem.
3rd Calton Bishop Portal Elem.
Most Colorful Allison Martin Julia P. Bryant Elem.
Most Patriotic Madeline Cowart Bulloch Academy
Most Creative Betty Newton Julia P. Bryant Elem.
3rd Place Best Overall
1st Jacob Ferrell Mill Creek Elem.
2nd Shekinah Smith Mill Creek Elem.
3rd Dylan Hoshauer Nevils Elem.
Most Colorful Anna Kowalczyk Nevils Elem.
Most Patriotic Skyler Shuman Nevils Elem.
Most Creative Derek Charleton Nevils Elem.
1st Brandon Freeland Mill Creek Elem.
2nd Jessica Deloach Portal Elem.
3rd Torri Merritt Mattie Lively Elem.
Most Colorful Jameson Orvis Sallie Zetterower
Most Patriotic Dajaun Newton Mill Creek Elem.
Most Creative Jenny Heller Brooklet Elem.
1st Austin Jones Julia P. Bryant Elem.
2nd Kera Olsen Brooklet Elem.
3rd Nella Williams Nevils Elem.
2nd Place Best Overall
Most Colorful Alexandra Littles Mattie Lively Elem.
Most Patriotic Darcy Downie Stilson Elem.
Most Creative Abby Carlisle Mattie Lively Elem.
1st Samantha Goodman Nevils Elem.
2nd David Lee Moore Mill Creek Elem.
3rd Rachel Mizell Julia P. Bryant Elem.
Most Colorful Destiney McMillan Mill Creek Elem.
Most Patriotic Kaitlin Van Ryswyk Mill Creek Elem.
Most Creative Shelby McDonald Stilson Elem.
1st Place Best Overall
1st Mikayla Crawford Nevils Elem.
2nd Jamie Hendrix Nevils Elem.
3rd Laura Brazeau Mattie Lively Elem.
Most Colorful Trisha Mitra Julia P. Bryant Elem.
Most Patriotic Annalycia Liston-Beck Sallie Zetterower
Most Creative Marshaye Pryor Portal Elem.