Artwork prepared by students from the Bucyrus Elementary School was selected as the second-place winner during the annual Artapalooza art show at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC) April 4-6.
The Elementary School was selected as the second-place winner by a panel of judges who critiqued the high schools, middle schools and elementary schools separately. The judge's focus for this award was to select the best schools that demonstrated the best work as a collective.
“This award is for all of the students who were selected to represent BES at Artapalooza,” said Elementary School Art teacher Patrick Moore. “Their talent as young artists is what brought the trophy to BES.”
Several Elementary School students received individual honors for their artwork. Marissa Middleton (4th grade) earned a medal, while Kaylee Mason (4th grade) and Aubrie Kimmel (2nd grade) earned honorable mention certificates.
Other Elementary students whose artwork was on display included: Cheyanne Trefelner, Shyloh Gerstenberger, Amelia Wise, Jennifer Craft, Savannah Clark, Mikayla Fox, Jazzlyn Jarvis, Asher Swerlien, Braydon, Shope, Reese Garvin, Mya Rothhaar, Marlee Stauffer, Kyle O'Connell, Zach Pfeifer, Brady Click, Lilian Engelhorn, Trey Laippley, James Cady, Rainy Holmes, Brody Higginbothom, Connor Holt, Lady Faye McCoy, Macayla Brown, Alexis Farnwalt, Adranna Mass, Layla Swerlien, Bailey Howell, Azianna Jefferson, Kendle Blankenship, Ariahna Banks, Madylynn Diller, Zeth Jones, Tatiana Wright, Daniel Campbell, Wayla Sutton, Cayley Bryden, Sopia Wise, Jayda Rodison, Isabella Stang, Isabella Bruss, Addison Young, Haruhi Inoue, Tyson McDaniel, Lillian Neuman, Kendra Blizzard, Abby Stewart, Gabe Wilson, Rylee Powers, Evelyn Skidmore, Natalie Hankins, Lydia Parker, Ashtin Clevenger, Amber Cooley.
“This award is a testament to our student's creative skills, expression and technical execution in the art room,” said Moore. “Artapalooza had plenty of amazing competition, and I am proud to have such a talented group of young artists!”
Students from Bucyrus High School and Middle School also earned individual awards for their artwork. Sidney Stevens (senior) and Alexis Adams (freshman) earned medals, while Kelsey Carver (junior) and Riley Moody (junior) earned honorable mention certificates. Brandy Rankins (7th grade) earned a medal, while Samuel Rager (8th grade) and Taisha Spears (8th grade) both earned honorable mention certificates.
Other High School and Middle School students who participated in the event included: (High School) Victoria Adams, Emmelia Bloomfield, Sam Bond, Ronnie Brown, Katlyn Burkett, Noah Cain, Samee Chase, Paul Clevenger, Braiden Cross-Garverick, Mirium Everett, Austin Fulton, Breonna Grimes, Shaylee Grimes, Autumn Hall, Mckayla Hedrick, Mykala Houseburg, Jacob Hunt, LaMya King, Alexis Kitts, Shyanne Lillo, Shelbee Linn, Daniel Predieri, Natalee Predieri, Tyler Rittenhour, Cassie Robinette, Jaylon Rupe, Maria Shepherd, Jeramiah Skelton, Jasmine Sweeney, Julia VanVoorhis, Maggie Weir, Tessa Wilson, Laura Witten, Taryn Zeigler; (Middle School) Quintessa Spellbound, Kaho Miyake, Kelsey Fackler, Coltin Stanley, Rayne Tucker, Zowie Harper, Kaitlyn Kuhn, Karmyn Blizzard, Alexxus Fannin, Kim Stone, Autumn Shirkey, Travis Zornes, Karys Boyd, Colston Ring, Lincoln Mollenkopf, Mia Wells, Morgan Young, Hailie Russell, Jade Torres, Makyla Ferris, Callie Reynolds, Cassidy Alspach, Amane Inoue, Weston Davis, Madison Shreck, Kyla Hines, Hailey Evens, Kierston Daley, Braydon Nickler.
“I want to congratulate all our students on an outstanding job at Artapalooza,” said Superintendent Kevin Kimmel. “We are proud of all our students for displaying their hard work and creativity during this event.”