Young artists in Parker County displayed their creativity at the 2010 Parker County School Art Contest Friday. 

The reception was hosted by Zonta at the Parker County Courthouse Annex. In honor of national Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Parker County Attorney’s office started the contest last year, and hopes to continue with the tradition.

James Spurlock was asked to be a celebrity judge in determining this year’s winners. Another treat for the young artists was to meet Kat, who has items currently on display at the Milan Gallery at Sundance Square. Kat selected four pieces that will be displayed for one week in May, and chose some select artists’ work she personally felt inspired to make an offer of purchase — Ashley Attawway, Tom Roland, Hannah Shepard and Danielle Wilson.

The over all winner, best of show, went to Tom Roland from Weatherford High School.

Photography

* 1st - Ashley Attaway, Aledo High School

* 2nd - Carlee Ford, Aledo High School

* 3rd - Devynne Roahrig, Aledo High School

Mixed Media

* 1st - Hannah Shepard, Weatherford High School

* 2nd - Madeline Lawther, Weatherford High School

* 3rd - Dillon Ausmus, Aledo High School

Jr. High and Elementary Awards

* 1st, Jr. High - Bryce Ryle, Hall Middle School

* 1st, Elem. - Priscilla Schimning, McCall Elementary

* 2nd, Elem. - Kodie Sears, 4H

* 3rd, Elem. - Lexie Darmer, McCall Elementary

* 3rd, Jr. High - Makayla Lewis, 4H

People’s Choice

* Kelsey Lambert, Weatherford High School

The best of show winner won a $500 Rotary Scholarship, and the first place in photography won a $200 scholarship from Weatherford College. All other winners received art supplies and VISA gift cards.

“We hope this will grow next year, which we will definitely be having again,” Parker County Attorney John Forrest said, and thanked everyone for attending.

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