Nine area students are the winners in the Times-News NIE Halloween Art Contest.
Each student was allowed to draw one Halloween picture on a 8- by 11-inch piece of paper, using color or black-and-white media. All artwork had to be original.
The contest originally was open to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade whose teachers participate in the Times-News Newspaper in Education program.
Two winners from each age group — K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 — were to be selected. However, since no students in ninth through 12th grade entered the contest, three winners were chosen from the other three age groups.
All winners will receive a check for $30 and had his or her artwork published in the Times-News.
The winners are:
In K-2: Sienna Bright, second grade, Rock Springs Elementary, Sherielyn Vaughn teacher; Cora Caldwell, first grade, Fall Branch Elementary,Lauren Summar, teacher; and Luke Palmer, first grade, Rock Springs Elementary, Eva Kite, teacher.
In 3-5: Breanna Badon, fifth grade, Rock Springs Elementary, Eva Kite, teacher; Ava Christian, fifth grade, Rock Springs Elementary, Eva Kite, teacher; and Amelia Jennings,fifth, Weber City Elementary, Mrs. Haigler, teacher.
In 6-8: Bailey Byrns, eighth grade, North Middle, Jennifer Heard, teacher; Taylor Chartier, eighth, Colonial Heights Middle, Tammy Tingle, teacher; and Courtney Wilt, eighth, Surgoinsville Middle, Angelia Hensley, teacher.
CLICK on the images below for a closer look at their artwork.
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