Art Awards Given

03/23/2012 by Karen Nowviskie

Putnam County students displayed their winning artwork at The Commons in Hurricane as a culmination of Putnam County’s Youth Art Month activities.
Students from all elementary, middle and high schools participated in fairs at the school level before competing countywide at the art show in March.
Superintendent of Schools Chuck Hatfield believes the arts are a vital part of the student experience. “We know there’s a correlation between the arts and academic achievement, but besides that, students who participate [in the arts] are more engaged in their schooling, more satisfied with their learning, and more likely to complete high school,” he stated. “Maybe more importantly, the arts give kids an opportunity to develop their unique talents,” he added.
Congratulations to the following teams and students who were winners in the county art competition:
Pre-K to First Grade
Best of Show-Kaya Toler-Eastbrook Elementary
2nd Place-Brooks Isaacson-Eastbrook Elementary
3rd Place-Trasean Spivey-George Washington Elementary
Group Project-Laura Lees- Mountain View Elementary
Second and Third Grades
Best of Show-Malachi Frederick-Winfield Elementary
2nd Place-Nakenzie Stump-Poca Elementary
3rd Place-Morgan Ranck-Winfield Elementary
Group Project-Catherine Naylor-Smith-Conner Street Elementary
Fourth and Fifth Grades
Best of Show-Felicity Courtright-West Teays Elementary
2nd Place-Riley Stephens-Hurricane Town Elementary
3rd Place-Kiara Gillispie-Rock Branch Elementary
Group Project-Debbie Brown-Buffalo Elementary
Middle School
Best of Show-Kaitlyn Scurlock-Poca Middle
2nd Place-Hope McKinney-Hurricane Middle
3rd Place-Lauryn Bady-George Washington Middle
Group Project-Sara Ingramm-Poca Middle
High School
Best of Show-Chloe Barber-Hurricane High
2nd Place-Bailey Rappold-Winfield High
3rd Place-Amanda Gaines-Hurricane High
Group Project-Erin Crouch-Winfield High
Owens Fellowship Winners
Malachi Frederick-Winfield Elementary
Kaitlyn Scurlock-Poca Middle
Carly Cooper-Winfield High