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Okaloosa students showcase their artistic talents in the 14th Annual OAA Poster Contest

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance recently held their 14th annual OAA Okaloosa County School Poster Contest where local students submitted artwork.  Although not all entries could be crowned as winners, OAA has […]

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance recently held their 14th annual OAA Okaloosa County School Poster Contest where local students submitted artwork. 

  • This year’s theme was “What art means to me,” and a total of 105 entries were submitted by students from various schools, including Crestview High School, Rocky Bayou Christian School, Silver Sands School, Shalimar Elementary, Edge Elementary, Kenwood Elementary, Meigs Middle School, Plew Elementary, Liza Jackson Preparatory School, and Homeschool students.

Although not all entries could be crowned as winners, OAA has displayed all 105 entries at Enlightened Studios, located at 142 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, until May 6, 2022. For those who can’t make it to the studio, a photo gallery of the contest entries is also available online.

Eglin Federal Credit Union generously donated gift cards for the winners of the contest. Each first-place winner received a $75 gift card, second-place winners received a $50 gift card, and third-place winners received a $25 gift card. The winning entries and honorable mentions are as follows:

Elementary (K5-4)

  • First Place, Hannah Leitheiser, 4th Grade, Liza Jackson Preparatory School
  • Second Place, Lisa Velazquez, 4th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
  • Third Place, Nora Wohlin, 4th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
First Place, Hannah Leitheiser, 4th Grade, Liza Jackson Preparatory School
  • Honorable Mention: Emmanuel Vasquez Kindergarten, Homeschool
  • Honorable Mention: Logan Bulay-2nd Grade, Edge Elementary School
  • Honorable Mention: Kaida Hobbs, 3rd Grade, Edge Elementary School
  • Honorable Mention: Ella Graves, 3rd Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
  • Honorable Mention: Claire Stepp, 3rd Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
  • Honorable Mention: Andres Gonzalez, 2nd Grade, Silver Sands School
  • Honorable Mention: Parker Sims, 4th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
  • Honorable Mention: Bella Taylor, 4th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
  • Honorable Mention: Isabella Bunkley, 3rd Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
  • Honorable Mention: Norah J. Hall, 4th Grade, Plew Elementary School

Middle (5-8)

  • First Place, Genevieve Rocca, 8th Grade, Homeschool
  • Second Place, Oly Stephens, 6th Grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Third Place, Sunnee Hipp, 5th grade, Edge Elementary School
First Place, Genevieve Rocca, 8th Grade, Homeschool
  • Honorable Mention: Kelis Perkins, 8th grade, Silver Sands School
  • Honorable Mention: Emma Speegle, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Zoey Graves, 8th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Nadia Ross, 6th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Uriah Alldredge, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Allison Weiss, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Demi Graves, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Carrington Preston, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Grayson Rooney, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Coda Barnes, 7th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Evelina Nebzhidovskaia, 8th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Janessa Laemmel, 8th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Jordyn Sarikanon, 8th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Honorable Mention: Madeleine Weisbruch, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School

High (9-12)

  • First Place, Breanna Enright, 10th Grade, Crestview High School
  • Second Place, Johnmichael Irani, Silver Sands School
  • Third Place, Chance Bollinger, 9th grade, Crestview High School
First Place, Breanna Enright, 10th Grade, Crestview High School
  • Honorable Mention: Chivie Barnes, 10th Grade, Crestview High School
  • Honorable Mention: Isaac Parenteau, 9th Grade, Crestview High School
  • Honorable Mention: Adam Marcades, Silver Sands School
  • Honorable Mention: Katherine Martinez, Silver Sands School

Congrats to all of the students who participated!

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