Yesterday evening was special – especially to a handful of extraordinary grade school kids (grades 3-6) as they proudly accepted awards for their artistic efforts with Double Decker-themed drawings and paintings. The event – Oxford Kiwanis Club’s Inaugural Double Decker Art Contest Awards Reception – was held at the Allen Samuels Showroom and showcased over 400 entrants to the contest.
Those in attendance: UM Chancellor Jeff Vitter – check; Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson – check; and a drove a parents, family, teachers and friends of the aspiring artists – check; all of whom gathered in the car dealership showroom to snack and – well, get their art on.
Here’s a comprehensive list of winners and honorable mentions of the contest:
First Place winners:
Third Grade – Brandon Coleman – Lafayette Upper Elementary
Fourth Grade – Annie Shaw – Della Davidson
Fifth Grade – Claire Anne Boudreaux – Oxford Intermediate
Sixth Grade – McKay Bartlett – Regents School
Second Place winners:
Third Grade – Cameron Monroe – Lafayette Upper Elementary
Fourth Grade – Tower – Lafayette Upper Elementary
Fifth Grade – Ginny Grace Arizaga – Oxford Intermediate
Sixth Grade – Numa Maryam – Oxford Intermediate
Third Place winners:
Third Grade – Isabelle Langendoen – Della Davidson
Fourth Grade – Evelyn Carmean – Della Davidson
Fifth Grade – Sarah Grace Moore – Oxford Intermediate
Sixth Grade – Cole Feathers – Oxford Intermediate
Honorable Mention winners:
Allie Reeves Drewery – Lafayette Upper Elementary
Arthur Wells – Della Davidson
Madeline Swain – Lafayette Upper Elementary
Jamiya Freelon – Lafayette Upper Elementary
Kayde Lee McMullen – Oxford Intermediate
Dorothy Grace Daniels – Oxford Intermediate
Averie Jones – Oxford Intermediate
Celie Rayburn – Oxford Intermediate
Third Grade – Ms. Edwards – Lafayette Upper Elementary
Fourth Grade – Ms. Nazario – Lafayette Upper Elementary
Fifth Grade – Ms. Anderson – Oxford Intermediate
Sixth Grade – Ms. Phillips – Oxford Intermediate
Prizes were awarded in each grade level. First Place winners received “Chicken for a Year” provided by the local Chick-fil-A restaurant. Second Place winners received one and a half hours of bowling for up to six people including shoe rentals, one large pizza and one pitcher of soda along with five $5 game cards, one LazerMaze Challenge and two Malco movie passes. Third Place winners received a T-shirt and gift basket from Holli’s Sweet Tooth as well as a $25 gift certificate from Square Books.
Title sponsors of the event included Chick-fil-A, Premier Lanes Family Entertainment Center, Holli’s Sweet Tooth, McDonald’s Restaurant and Office Depot and all money raised benefitted the Oxford Kiwanis Club.
Check out the video (top) as Mayor Patterson and Chancellor Vitter welcome the crowd, and the gallery below of a whole lot of smiling local faces.
HOTTY TODDY and GREAT JOB, KIDS!
Jeff McVay is a staff writer and graphic designer for Hottytoddy.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.