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Winners chosen in art contest

Winners chosen in art contest

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 12:28 pm

Winners chosen in art contest | Everett-Stewart Regional Airport Art Show winners

Caroline Killebrew, Kiran Last, Emily Brown, Dayjha Trice, Melodie Clayton, Julie Mosley and Kaylee Householder. Not pictured were Essence Huff and Maria Marquez.
Their artwork went above and beyond.
Winners were recently chosen in the Everett-Stewart Regional Airport and University of Tennessee at Martin International Aviation Art Contest.
They included:
• Intermediate category — First place, Julie Mosley; second place, Kaylee Householder; and third place, Kiran Last.
• Junior category — First place, Emily Brown; second place, Melodie Clayton; and third place, Caroline Killebrew.
• Senior category — First place, Maria Marquez; second place, Essence Huff; and third place, Dayjha Trice.
The winners each received recognition from Everett-Stewart Regional Airport and UT Martin. The first-place winners in each category received $50 gift cards, while the second-place winners received $30 gift cards and the third-place winners received $20 gift cards to purchase art supplies.
The top three entries in each age level were forwarded to Nashville to be judged in state competition, according to local airport manager Jo Ann Speer.
The International Aviation Art Contest is an art contest for youngsters between the ages of 6 and 17. Students participate at a national level and winners are submitted to an international jury each year.
The contest is held annually to encourage young people to demonstrate the importance of aviation through their art and to motivate them to become more familiar with and participate in aeronautics, engineering and science.
A different theme is selected each year and this year’s theme — “Silent Flight” — encouraged children to visualize all the ways people travel through the sky with the power of the wind alone.
The United States portion of the contest is sponsored by the National Aeronautic Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, National Coalition for Aviation Education and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Local winners advance to state competition and the top three entries in each age group at that level are forwarded to Washington, D.C., to be judged in national competition. From there, national winners from each age group advance to the international level for judging and recognition.
Mrs. Speer said with 54 entries, the local competition “turned out to be a very successful event.”
“They were all fantastic and I want to thank all of the students for participating, as well as the art instructors and parents for their encouragement,” she said.
“I would also like to thank UT Martin for co-sponsoring this event, especially Lane Last, professor of art, for his expertise in coordinating the contest and the juror, Diane Shaw, associate professor. And many thanks to our awards sponsors — the Martin Rotary Club, Union City Rotary Club, Martin Kiwanis and Fuller Partners Real Estate Inc.”

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