Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The results are in: Kids Love the Eastern Shore too!

Well, the results are in and when it was all said and done, we received over 300 entries to our first ever Kids Essay and Art Contests! Check out the winner list below and then head over to our online web album for a sneak peek at some of the amazing artwork that came in!
The Contest was open to all students in grades kindergarten through eight in the six Upper and Mid-Shore Counties including Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester.

In both the essay and the poster, students were asked to tell, via the written word or via their artwork, why they love the Eastern Shore and what people, places and memories make the Eastern Shore so special to them. Over 300 entries were received from schools throughout the Upper and Mid-Shore. Because some categories did not receive entries, the art contest entries were placed in an Upper and Mid-Shore division.
Winners include the following:

Kids Art Contest Winners: Mid-Shore (Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot)
K-2 Division
Winner: Dakota Gunter, Greensboro Elementary School
2nd Place: Arianna Cintron, Ridgely Elementary School

3-5 Division
Winner: Samuel Newmier, White Marsh Elementary School
2nd: Quinn Jennings, St. Michaels Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Sequoia Chupek, SMES

6-8 Division
Winner: Alecia Hall, St. Michaels Elementary School
2nd Place: Alee Micheli, Chesapeake Christian School
Honorable Mention: Caroline Camper, SMES and Cheyenne Cowell, St. Michaels Elementary School

Kids Art Contest Winners: Upper Shore (Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s)
K-2: No Entries
3-5 Division
1st place: Sky Ulsprach, Kent School
2nd place: Brooke, Kent School
Honorable Mentions: Cameron Wick, Noah Kullman, Radcliffe Creek

6-8 Divison
1st place: Jimmy Johnson, Jr., Radcliffe Creek
2nd place: Kelsey Griffin, Radcliffe Creek
Honorable Mentions: Leanna Taylor, Augie Callahan, Radcliffe Creek

Kids Essay Contest Winners: Kent
1sr place:Jake Schengber, Radcliffe Creek
2nd place: Zekiel Whitlock, Radcliffe Creek
Honorable Mention:Claire Lawrence, Kent School
Kids Essay Contest Winners: Queen Anne’s County
1st place Morgan Starr, Sudlersville Middle School
2nd place: hayden Rhodes: Sudlersville Middle School
Honorable Mention: Taylor Douglas, Sudlersville Middle School
Kids Essay Contest Winners: Talbot
1st Place: Samuel Newmier, White Marsh Elementary School
2nd Place: Caroline Camper, St. Michaels Elementary School
HM: Alecia Hall. St. Michaels Elementary School

“The artwork and essay entries we received from kids on the Shore were so thoughtful and well-done. Seeing and hearing what makes the Eastern Shore special through the art and words of our future leaders was so enlightening,” said Kristine George, ESLC’s Director of Communications. “It is apparent from these entries how much our local youth love and respect the Eastern Shore – and how committed they are at such a young age to preserving the things that make the Shore so special. That is so exciting and inspiring at the same time.”

All private, public and home-schooled students were invited to participate. Participating schools were the Chesapeake Christian School. Colonel Richardson Middle School, the Country School, Easton Elementary School, Greensboro Elementary School, Kennard Elementary School, The Kent School, Lockerman Middle School. Radcliffe Creek, Ridgely Elementary School, St. Michaels Elementary School, Sudlersville Middle School, White Marsh Elementary School and Worton Elementary School.

No comments: