Shay Hough, of 4J School, and her art teacher, Tarina Leithead, were recognized at the December 3rd City Council meeting. Shay is the 2012 Christmas Pin winner. This contest, which began in 2004, gives 6th grade elementary students an opportunity to show their artistic abilities in designing the annual Christmas pin. Each year in August, art teachers at each elementary school in Campbell County inform students to create a drawing to be submitted for selection by the Mayor's Art Council. All entries are required to have a theme of Christmas and the Campbell County community.
The artwork will be reduced to about the size of a quarter, so designs must be large. This contest is optional. The student whose artwork is selected receives $50.00 and an envelope of Christmas pins to share with family and friends. The art teacher of the winning student receives $150.00 for their art budget to use towards the current school year.
The Mayor's Art Council has a limited supply of the 2012 Christmas pins available at City Hall - so get them while supplies last.
Past Christmas Pin contest winners include:
2004 - SUNFLOWER ELEMENTARY · Kylee Ashton, Student · Roxanne West, Art Teacher
2005 - COTTONWOOD ELEMENTARY · Jazmin Diaz, Student · Tarina Leithead, Art Teacher
2006 - CONESTOGA ELEMENTARY · Kelsay Wheeler, Student
2007 - PRONGHORN ELEMENTARY · Erin Gorman, Student
2008 - CONESTOGA ELEMENTARY · MaKenna Porter, Student · Carol Shepherd, Art Teacher
2009 - HILLCREST ELEMENTARY · Sean Glaholt, Student · Ginger Cassidy, Art Teacher
2010 - PRONGHORN ELEMENTARY · Max Hayden, Student · JJ Hanson, Art Teacher
2011 - HILLCREST ELEMENTARY · Sarah Mills, Student · Mrs. Cassidy, Art Teacher
2012 - 4J SCHOOL · Shay Hough, Student · Tarina Leithead, Art Teacher