By Walter Hojka
With nearly 100 entries, young talent at the second annual Franklin Elementary School Art Show, held April 22, was on full display. Entries came from every grade, and the event included professional judging, award ribbons, and a people’s choice award. The event also raised funds for the FES Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).
Artwork was displayed in three categories: painting and mixed media, drawing, and three-dimensional. All the works were individually matted with adjoining cards to identify the name and grade of each entrant. Many award ribbons hung from the corner of the displayed pieces. The overall effect was colorful and engaging to the eye.
The show was a collaboration of many people, from the individual artists who created the pieces, to the parents and teachers who supplied materials and guidance. PTO members Jess Felici, Tanya Wehle, and Michelle Sites were responsible for organizing the event. Kayla Judy, art teacher at Pendleton County Middle/High School, provided judging.
“I think it was a great success,” said Felici. “The kids are so talented.”
Chase Bennett, 7, could not wait to take his painting home “because I love it,” he said.
Mattie Kirk said her favorite piece in the show was a painting by third-grader Ross Pownell. She said, “I like how the background is a sunset and it makes the tree look like a silhouette.”
Felici and Wehrle said the show was well attended, and that parents were glad to be inside the school again. Donations totaled $316. The PTO is planning more fundraisers and events for children, and parents are invited to get involved. The next PTO meeting is May 3 at 4:30 p.m.
2022 FES Art Show Awards
Division 1: Paint and Mixed Media
PreK: 1st place, Lane Nesselrodt, 2nd place, Kinley Minor
Kindergarten: 1st place, Lola Brooks, 2nd place, Chandler Mauzy, 3rd place, Zoe Souza
1st Grade: 1st place, Gracie Hedrick, 2nd place, Chase Bennett
2nd Grade: 1st place, Emma Felici, 2nd place, Claira Kimble, 3rd place, Hyrum Hartman
3rd Grade: 1st place, Marion Williams, 2nd place, Maddie Kirk, 3rd place, Ross Pownell
4th Grade: 1st place, Kallie Keyser, 2nd place, Lacey Mullins, 3rd place, Daisy Hartman
5th Grade: 1st place, Charlotte Richardson, 2nd place, Autumn Harper, 3rd place, Carly Kimble
6th Grade: 1st place, Zeda Townsend, 2nd place, Victoria Chan, 3rd place, Charity Chan.
Division 2: Drawing
PreK: 1st place, Remington Calhoun
Kindergarten: 1st place, Emmett Sisson
1st Grade: 1st place, Adelyn Miller, 2nd place, Sicily Flanigan, 3rd place, Silas Calhoun
2nd Grade: 1st place, Elizabeth Richardson, 2nd place, Dekan Somerville, 3rd place, Claira Kimble
3rd Grade: 1st place, Cambri Hiett, 2nd place, Ross Pownell, 3rd place, Breymann Keesecker
4th Grade: 1st place, Kya Brogan, 2nd place, Kaylie Teter, 3rd place, Lainey Simmons
5th Grade: 1st place, Jude Propst, 2nd place, Katelyn Myers, 3rd place, Lily Brogan
6th Grade: 1st place, Emma Alexander, 2nd place, Charity Chan and Phoebe Pownell, 3rd place, Lauren Sisson and Zeda Townsend.
Division 3: Three Dimensional
PreK: 1st place, Lyla Morgan
Kindergarten: no entries
1st Grade: 1st place, Sunny Milstead, 2nd place, Holden Puchany, 3rd place, Landon Mallow
2nd Grade: 1st place, Bentley Varner, 2nd place, Karissa Teter; 3rd place, Claira Kimble
3rd Grade: 1st place, Kenden Champ, 2nd place, Ross Pownell, 3rd place, Marion Williams
4th Grade: 1st place, Reagyn Atkins, 2nd place, Hannah Heavner, 3rd place, Lori Wehrle
5th Grade: 1st place, Carly Kimble, 2nd place, Michael Stumbo
6th Grade: 1st place, Landyn Warner, 2nd place, Phoebe Pownell
People’s Choice Awards:
Division 1: Ashlyn Wimer, Division 2: Javin Willis, Division 3: Ross Pownell