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WJCC students win Sen. Monty Mason’s art contest

Williamsburg-James City County students won big in Senator Monty Mason’s 4th annual art contest.
Mason’s office has announced the winners of its fourth annual art contest. The contest has been held each year since Mason was first sworn into office, according to a news release.

Williamsburg-James City County students won big in Sen. Monty Mason’s 4th annual art contest.

Mason’s office has announced the winners of its fourth annual art contest. The contest has been held each year since Mason was first sworn into office, according to a news release.

Of the four winners and honorable mention, three are from WJCC Schools.

“Our students are exceptional and I’m proud that we live in a community that values the arts as a basic tenet of education and actively supports it,” Mason said in the release. “I look forward to bringing these pieces to Richmond once again and hanging them in my office for the rest of the Commonwealth to see.”

Mason’s art contest covered the entire 1st Senate District for the first time in 2017. The contest was previously open only to area students within the 93rd House of Delegates district. Mason vacated the delegate’s seat in early 2016 and successfully ran for state senator.

Karen Peterson and Bob Oller judged the contest.

The winners

High school winner: Madyson Hansbrough, Woodside High School in Newport News.

Hansbrough's teacher is Richard Shelton. Hansbrough drew a vivid image using pen and ink.
Hansbrough’s teacher is Richard
Shelton. Hansbrough drew a vivid image using pen and ink.

Sixth grade – 8th grade winner: Holly Dowling, Lois Hornsby Middle School in James City County.

Dowling's teacher is Kenneth Edwards.
Dowling’s teacher is Kenneth Edwards.

Fourth grade – 5th grade winner: Zachery Faulkenbarry, Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School in James City County.

Faulkenbarry's teacher is Michelle Chrismon. Faulkenbarry created two colorful fish swimming using chalk pastels.
Faulkenbarry’s teacher is Michelle Chrismon. Faulkenbarry created two colorful fish swimming using chalk pastels.

Kindergarten – 3rd grade winner: Kyrie Mims, Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School in James City County.

Mims teacher is Michelle Chrismon. Mims used oil pastels in the portrait.
Mims’ teacher is Michelle Chrismon. Mims used oil pastels in the portrait.

Honorable Mention: Kirsten Marsell, York High School in York County.

Marsell's teacher is Rachel Reid. Marsell created a unique image using scratch board titled “Along the Waves”
Marsell’s teacher is Rachel Reid. Marsell created a unique image using scratch board titled: “Along the Waves.”

Editor’s note: Karen Peterson is a former employee of the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily.

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