Campbellsville Elementary School students recently won awards for their entries in Taylor County Conservation District’s annual art contest.
The winners were recognized at a schoolwide assembly on Thursday, March 30.
Campbellsville Independent Schools’ students have participated in the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing contests for many years.
This year, for the first time, all CES students participated in the art contest.
Sponsors are the Kentucky Division of Conservation, Kentucky Farm Bureau and local conservation districts. The contest is open to all students in Taylor County.
The writing contest is open to students in sixth grade through high school seniors. The art contest includes students in first through fifth grades.
Classroom winners are chosen, as are school, county and state winners.
CES art competition winners include kindergarteners Hannah Matias, Zoe Weddle, Aubrey Allen and Aleeya Spaulding; first-graders Austin Hamilton, Alexis Mann, Aaron Floyd, Dax Gray and Jayden Cox; second-graders Cadence Burton, Ajada Smith, Joseph Greer and Evan Cundiff; and third-graders Aliyah Burton, Paige Ritchie, Madison Philpott and Gracie Pendleton, who are all first-place classroom winners and receive $10.
Philpott was the first-place winner at CES, and receives $30 for that honor. She was also the county runner-up, and receives an additional $30.
Burton was the CES second-place winner, and wins an additional $20. And Pendleton was third-place, taking home $10 for that honor.
Doretha Sanders, who is Philpott’s teacher, receives $50 for classroom supplies.
Second-place classroom winners include kindergarteners Aleja Taylor, Marlee Dickens and Jyra Welch; first-graders Parker Hamilton, Kaylee Gayheart, Parker Scharbrough, Addelyn Dooley and Kenady Gabehart; second-graders Kendall Cruz, Evelyn Stancill and Luke Adkins; and third-graders Raeanna Jefferson, Bradley Paris and Connor Coots.
Third-place classroom winners include kindergarteners Timothy Stacey, Lillie Judd, Caleb Goodson and Aubrey Novak; first-graders Gracie Murphy, Tina Jiang, Owen Skaggs, Jackson Bates and Amani Bridgewater; second-graders Kadin Coppage, Emerson Gowin, Alexis Yang and Braxton Agee; and third-graders Ethan Garrison, Breona Bridgewater, Narissa Barnett and Vivian York.
There were more than 400 art entries at CES.
CES art competition classroom first-place winners include, from left, front, first-graders Aaron Floyd and Dax Gray, kindergartener Zoe Weddle, first-graders Jayden Cox and Alexis Mann and kindergarteners Aubrey Allen and Hannah Matias. Back, second-grader Cadence Burton, kindergartener Aleeya Spaulding, second-graders Evan Cundiff and Joseph Greer, third-graders Madison Philpott, second-grader Ajada Smith and third-graders Gracie Pendleton and Aliyah Burton. Madison Philpott was the first-place winner at CES, and also the county runner-up. Aliyah Burton was the CES second-place winner and Gracie Pendleton was third-place. Absent from the photo are first-grader Austin Hamilton and third-grader Paige Ritchie.
CES art competition classroom second-place winners include, from left, front, first-graders Parker Hamilton and Addelyn Dooley, first-grader Parker Scharbrough, first-grader Kenady Gabehart, kindergarteners Aleja Taylor and Marlee Dickens. Back, second-graders Luke Adkins, Kendall Cruz and Evelyn Stancill and third-graders Bradley Paris, Connor Coots and Raeanna Jefferson. Absent from the photo are kindergartener Jyra Welch and Kaylee Gayheart.
CES art competition classroom third-place winners are, from left, front, kindergarteners Caleb Goodson, Timothy Stacy, Lillie Judd and Aubrey Novak and first-grader Owen Skaggs. Second row, first-graders Tina Jiang, Amani Bridgewater, Jackson Bates and Gracie Murphy, third-graders Breona Bridgewater and Vivian York and second-graders Kadin Coppage and Braxton Agee. Back, second-grader Emerson Gowin and third-graders Ethan Garrison and Narissa Barnett. Absent from the photo is second-grader Alex Yang.