The Park Hill School District’s 54th annual Art Festival featured almost 5,000 original works of art from Park Hill students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Exhibits included paintings, drawings, photography and ceramics.
Four seniors received top honors for their portfolios: Grant Pace, Park Hill South High School, first place; Maryn Burns, Park Hill South, second place; Allison Robaska, Park Hill South, third place; and Dani Proffitt, Park Hill South, third place.
Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Cowherd selected several students’ artwork by to be displayed at the district office. The students whose artwork won the Superintendent’s Award are Sa’Kyria Grimmett, fourth grade, Chinn Elementary; CaiLyn Mitchell, second grade, English Landing Elementary; Amari Balandran, fourth grade, Graden Elementary; CJ Elmore, second grade, Hawthorn Elementary; Ashley Bachtel, kindergarten, Line Creek Elementary; Reagan Baker, fourth grade, Prairie Point Elementary; Aurora Geeo, fifth grade, Renner Elementary; Ella Kern, kindergarten, Southeast Elementary; Leilani Turqueza, fifth grade, Southeast; Tori Fitzpatrick-Ent, first grade, Tiffany Ridge Elementary; Lydia Keller, third grade, Tiffany Ridge; Ava Knepper, kindergarten, Union Chapel Elementary; Charli Roedeske, first grade, Union Chapel; Cameron Harrell, sixth grade, Plaza Middle School; Kaitlyn Heckman, sixth grade, Plaza; Eliana Rosario, eighth grade, Lakeview Middle School; Martin Jimenez, eighth grade, Lakeview; Jessica Smith, seventh grade, Congress Middle School; Vanessa Procopio Ross, eighth grade, Congress; Jasmine Ye, junior, Park Hill High School; Gracie-Lynn Meroney, junior, PHHS; Dakota McDowell, junior, PHHS; Cienna Newett, sophomore, Park Hill South; Laura Richey, junior, Park Hill South; Rowan Wilson, sophomore, Park Hill South; Kallen Mazeitis, junior, Park Hill South.