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Art show winners announced

Six Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) art students and three Central Middle School (CMS) art students will receive cash prizes from the Museum of Charlotte County for their work currently on exhibit in the old courthouse on the Charlotte County courthouse square.

Art students from R-H and CMS submitted their work for a juried show. Judges were qualified public school art instructors. Art by students from Bacon Elementary, Eureka Elementary and Phenix Elementary Schools is on display but was not included in the judging.

The exhibit in the old courthouse of paintings, drawings and photographs by 88 students from all five Charlotte County public schools opened Saturday, Oct. 26, as part of the Celebration of Charlotte County’s Arts, Crafts and Rural Heritage sponsored by the Museum of Charlotte County.

The exhibit is open to the public on two Sunday afternoons, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, from noon until 4 p.m. Museum of Charlotte County volunteers will serve as hosts and provide refreshments.

“Barn at Red Oak” by Shykera Wilson won Best in Show in the category Photography for submissions by R-H students. Samantha Donaldson’s photograph, “Staunton River Bridge” and Kaley Moon’s photograph “Rolling Meadows” were named as finalists.

In the category Drawing and Painting by R-H students, Ann Williams’ watercolor “Old School Board Office” won Best in Show. K. Lambert’s watercolor “Sunset Barn” and Will Lewis’ watercolor “Tractor” were finalists.

Dakota Robertson’s watercolor “Landscape” was named Best in Show for CMS. Finalists were Ruby Ramsey’s tempera

painting “The Solar System” and Olivia Powell’s marker drawing “Non Objective.”

The following Charlotte County public school students have art on display in the old courthouse:

R-H, Photography: Jaliyah Boyd, Samantha Donaldson, Ayla Marker, Katelynn McCrillis, Kaley Moon, Brooklynn Routt and Shykera Wilson.

R-H, Painting and Drawing: Tyler Arrington, Mackensey Blount, Madison Blount, Samantha Donaldson, Kerstin Dyer, Dylan Elliott, Darius Eubanks, Gabriela Garcia, Abigail Henry, Delaney Jones, K. Lambert, Will Lewis, Heath Mills, Sierra Overby, Jakiiyah Rawlings, Reagan Russell, John Schutt, Paris Stevenson, Tucker Webb and Tyler White.

CMS: Donovan Blanton, Ricayah Bolden, Alexandra Clark, Tatyana Cuavers, Addie Gilley, Nevaeh James, Alexis Karakaris, Camya Kirby, Lauren Locke, Lily Marker, Ashley Nelson, Olivia Powell, Ruby Ramsey, Quedariah Roberts, Dakota Robertson, Da‘Niyaa Robertson, Alyssa Townsend and Asia Winn.

Bacon Elementary School: Justis Carpenter, Gabriel Collins, Mariah Craighead, Kayvion Daily, Samuel Davis, Jackson DeMatteo, Nichole Duffer, Keira Fallen, Alexis Gayles, Marissa Lacks, Brody Lipscomb, Kaylie McLean, Justin Pryor, Navaeh Sydnor, Anne Marie Tate, Wyatt Vaughan and Joy-Den Wilson.

Phenix Elementary School: Leighton Adams, Grace Anderson, Addison Canada, Carolina Case, Juliana Case, Alyssa Evans, Jamarius Gray, Leah Hall, Colby Holt, Isabella Martin, Clarissa Murray, Allden Napier, Sumiyyah Simmons, Piper Toombs and Madison Wright.

Eureka Elementary School: Vivian Clark, Addison Condrey, Kendall George, Noah Moorefield, Aleea Phelps, Madison Raley, Kendall Snead, Kenynan Streat, Aubrey Nash, Robbie Flores Wegner and Brooklynn Williams.

Submissions for the juried show were selected by R-H art teachers Alyson Oseguera and Samantha Maxey and Central Middle School art teacher Connie Queensbury. Artworks on display from Bacon, Phenix and Eureka Elementary Schools were selected by art teachers Katy Clarke and Jes Bailey. The judges for the art show do not teach in Charlotte County and wish to remain anonymous.