Great work! Some of you learned a lot participating in Montmartre at USAO and I hope you will return next year. I will contact you when your certificates and cash awards are ready.
Amount per team is: $75 1st, $50 2nd and $25 3rd. I'm proud of your patience starting late, attention to detail and positive attitude. The teachers, staff and elementary students were really impressed with your talent. I'll quote the first graders by saying, "WWWWOOOOOOOW!!!".
Junior High Winners:
Third Place: Lego Superman-Kaydie Bill
Second Place (Tie): "Let Go" Tagger-Colten Camp, Albert Suarez, Brett Price and Jake Toahty ALSO Magnified Flower-Grace Young, Fayth Laughlin, Paige Pendley, Sydney Johnson and Brooklyn Rackley
First Place: Angel-Katie Long
High School Winners:
Third Place (Tie): Colorful Eagle-Chloe Rains, Kiala Tuaila and Blair Brown ALSO Comedy and Tragedy-Tiffany Carr, Koval Willhoite, Shekina Gilliam and Lexi Bitsche
Second Place (Tie): Skull and Headdress-Destiny Short, Dawson Lowery and Gabbi Dowling ALSO Patriotic Eagle-Riley Coop and Drew Cowen
First Place: Dragonball Z-Goku-Rowdy Abeyta, Israel Garcia and Will McCurley
Several students worked tirelessly through gas line setbacks, squirt bottle fights, careening Frisbees and dusty wind. Our judges could not honor every student with 1st, 2nd or 3rd places. Art is subjective. Several people can look at the same artwork and have varied opinions. If you liked what you made, then that is a great memory for you and your friends. And you don't have to take your pictures to be developed at the "Walmarts" like some of us did when we were your age. It was expensive, time consuming and we were always carrying around a photo book of our most recent memories and pictures!
That being said, I would like to list the Honorable Mention Teams and Artists:
Snake: Dylan Hernandez, Kody Richardson and Cantrell Walker and Ricky Amador
Ocean Dragon: Micah Smith, Kyle Avery and Jose' Rivera
Pizza and Astronaut: Kali Thompson and MaKenzie Mayer
"Love" Hands: Valerie Paukei, Jaime Myers and Cheyenne Sills