Winners announced in Young Artist Contest

The Cooper Young Business Association is proud to announce this year’s winners of the 2012 Young Artist Contest. This post-festival event is held annually to encourage the love of art in school age children.

The CYBA received 279 entries for the contest which had a theme of “Celebrating 25 Years of the Cooper-Young Festival.” A reception for winners and artists will be held at Peabody Elementary, 2086 Young Ave., from 6-7 p.m. during the Cooper-Young Night Out on Thursday, Nov. 1.

This free contest was open to children grades 1-12 all over Memphis and surrounding communities, and was sponsored by Lenny’s Sub Shop. All entries will be on exhibit for viewing in the cafeteria of Peabody School on the night of the reception.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Three $500 First Place, Three $100 Second Place, Three $75 Third Place, and Three $50 Honorable Mention; one each for grades 1-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. Lenny’s Sub Shop will provide refreshments for this event. This is a free, family-friendly art show. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the talent of these fine young artists.

This year’s winners are:

Grades 1-4

First Place: Abigail Cassius, Grahamwood Elementary

Second Place: Ian Parish, Richland Elementary

Third Place: Manal Ahmad, Grahamwood Elementary

Honorable Mention: Caroline Solecki, Grahamwood Elementary

Grades 5-8

First Place: Kaylyn Webster, Colonial Middle School

Second Place: Arianna Kartaltepe, Colonial Middle School

Third Place: Lyrikal Jenkins, Colonial Middle School

Honorable Mention: Mikelle Graham, Grandview Middle School

Grades 9-12

First Place: Jeff Carter, White Station High School

Second Place: Kelsey Lawrence, White Station High School

Third Place: Gali Du, White Station High School

Honorable Mention: Ricky Moreno Espinosa, White Station High School

First Place, Grades 1-4: Abigail Cassius, Grahamwood Elementary

First Place, Grades 5-8: Kaylyn Webster, Colonial Middle School

First Place, Grades 9-12: Jeff Carter, White Station High School

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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