School system celebrates the arts, student work

School system celebrates the arts, student work

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) awarded 36 students for their artwork on March 9 at the 2017 Youth Art Month Reception.

Student art from around the county has been on display at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building as recognition of Youth Art Month. School art teachers submitted their students’ work for display and judging. Winners were selected from 160 entries on display. The La Plata Business Association sponsored the reception for students and their parents.

Elizabeth Eckard, a fifth grader at William B. Wade Elementary School, received the Mildred Hack Award, the top recognition, for her painting, Dancers. Mildred Hack is credited with being one of the original teachers who helped bring the arts into CCPS.

Other students honored were:

  • Primary Grades Kindergarten – Grade 2

Bruce Holmes, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School, first place, Textured Owl; Malik Barbour, Berry Elementary School, second place, Klimt Tree Print; Devell Scott, Malcolm Elementary School, third place, Corduroy; and Angel Copeland, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School, honorable mention, Carpet of Lines.

  • Intermediate Grades 3-5

Lillie Justice, Dr. James Craik Elementary School, first place, Sunrise; Olivia Gorzka, William A. Diggs Elementary School, second place, Picasso Guitar; Kimberly Aparicio, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, third place, The Path of Doom; and Chinyra Eaddy, T.C. Martin Elementary School honorable mention, My Shoe Lost in New York City.

  • 3D Elementary School Grades Prekindergarten – 5

Mickaila Nwokeuku, Berry Elementary School, first place, Weaving Inspired by Kente Cloth; Elizabeth Bowie, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, second place, Clay Coil Pot; Kennedy Hall, J.C. Parks Elementary School, third place, Chester the Cat; and Charlotte Roland, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, honorable mention, Donutelle.

 Middle School Grades 6-8

Laci McArthur, Milton M. Somers Middle School, first place, Untitled; Jayden Brown, John Hanson Middle School, second place, Snow Globe; Micah Racho, Mattawoman Middle School, third place, Untitled; and Camryn Miller, Piccowaxen Middle School honorable mention, Falling Leaves.

  • 3D Middle School Grades 6-8

Osman Castillo, Mattawoman Middle School, first place, Coil Pot; Lillian Charles, Milton M. Somers Middle School, second place, Hex Sign; Viviana Leon-Bejar, John Hanson Middle School, third place, Navajo Coil Basket; and Kylie Bradshaw, Piccowaxen Middle School, honorable mention, Color Octahedron.

  • High School Grades 9-12

Chisom Ojukwu, Maurice J. McDonough High School, first place, Nothing Without a Woman or a Girl; Macie Summers, La Plata High School, second place, Story of a Girl; Casey Nutter, Thomas Stone High School, This House; Ashley Bowman, North Point High School honorable mention, Colorful Lions; and Brittany Boggs, Westlake High School, honorable mention, Self-Portrait at Midnight.

  • Digital Photography Grades 9-12

Tiana Rhoden, St. Charles High School, first place, Slumber Party (By Herself); Chadeya Miller, Maurice J. McDonough High School, second place, Great Aunt; and Kaitlyn Parker, Maurice J. McDonough High School, third place, Fountain.

  • Black & White Photography Grades 9-12

Jasmine Anderson, North Point High School, first place, Water Works; Lexy Gacek, Thomas Stone High School, second place, Shades; Alexa Otano, St. Charles High School, third place, HER; and Lora Penkert, Thomas Stone High School honorable mention, Haunted.

  • 3D High School Grades 9-12

Cole Carpenter, North Point High School, first place, The Willow Tree; Megan Carr, Westlake High School, second place, Leonardo; Megan Caudle, Maurice J. McDonough High School, third place, Stained Glass; and Kahlil Moore Stone, Westlake High School, honorable mention, Elephant.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,400 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. 



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