CY Young Artist Contest winners

By Tamara Cook

The Cooper-Young Business Association is proud to announce this year’s winners of the 2011 Young Artist Contest. This post-Festival event is held annually to encourage the love of art in school age children. The CYBA received 266 entries for the contest which had a theme of “Communities Going Green.” A reception for winners and artists was held at Peabody Elementary located on Thursday, November 3.

This free contest is open to children from all over Memphis and the surrounding communities, grades 1-12, and is sponsored by Lenny’s Sub Shop. Contestants competed against students in one of three grade level divisions: grades 1-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. Prizes are awarded in each division in the following categories: $500 first place, $100 second place, $75 third place, and $50 honorable mention. These scholarship bonds were presented to all contest winners on the evening of the reception. Lenny’s Sub Shop provided refreshments, and the whole community was invited to view the art and meet the winners.

This year’s winners are:

Grades 1-4

First Place – Antrell Kendrick, Grandview Heights Elementary

Second Place – Abigail Cassius, Grahamwood Elementary

Third Place – Amanda Cassius, Grahamwood Elementary

Honorable Mention – Jonathan Johnson, Presbyterian Day School


Grades 5-8

First Place – Edgar Guerrero, Colonial Middle School

Second Place – Amelia Brittain, Grahamwood Elementary

Third Place – Kaylre Franklin, Graceland Elementary

Honorable Mention – Dori Hardage, home school student


Grade 9-12

First Place – William Ross Harvell, Christian Brothers High School

Second Place – James Ward, Wooddale High School

Third Place – MeKAyla Swain, Wooddale High School

Honorable Mention – Noe Suavez, Kingsbury High School




Author: LampLighter

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