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2019 DOUGLAS COUNTY CALENDAR CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED


The Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Douglas County School System invited students throughout the county to participate in the "What Douglas County Means to Me" art contest for a chance to be featured in the 2019 Douglas County Calendar.

The calendar art contest was open to all students in grades K-12 and home-schooled students also. Douglas County Commission Chair, Dr. Romona Jackson Jones and Superintendent Trent North have both expressed their belief in the importance of fine arts and are committed to encouraging students to express themselves creatively.

A panel of judges led by a local community artist selected eleven students as winners for the 2019 Douglas County Calendar Art Contest. The winners, their grade and school are listed below:

  • Kamryn Bates, New Manchester High School, 9th grade
  • Charley Ivey, Douglas County High School, 12th grade
  • Jackson Allong, Brighten Academy Charter School, 3rd grade
  • Alexis Alego, New Manchester High School, 11th grade
  • Natalie Fleury, New Manchester High School, 12th grade
  • Roxy Bridges, New Manchester High School, 10th grade
  • Mahagony Simmons, New Manchester High School, 9th grade
  • Drew Ivey, Douglas County High School, 10th grade
  • Kawan Lloyd, New Manchester High School, 10th grade
  • Anthony Portillo, New Manchester High School, 11th grade
  • Rachalle Guzman, New Manchester High School, 9th grade

Douglas County Chairman, Dr. Romona Jackson Jones says the student art calendar is a powerful way to celebrate the artistic talents of students across Douglas County. "It's vitally important to showcase the talented art work of the next generation," Dr. Romona Jackson Jones said.

"Art adds a vital dimension to the Douglas County School System's curriculum. Creative activities are an important component and building block in the education of every student," Douglas County Schools Superintendent Trent North said. "This art contest represents a creative opportunity to celebrate and encourage our student's interest in fine arts."

On behalf of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Douglas County School System, the Communications and Community Relations Department would like to congratulate each featured artist and thank these students for sharing their artwork with the community. "There were a number of worthy submissions provided in the art contest," Communications Director Ricki Martin said. "We are honored to give students an opportunity to showcase their talents."

The winning artwork will be featured for each month in the calendar which will begin being distributed at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Deer Lick Park on Saturday, December 15, 2018. If you are unable to attend the event, calendars will also be available at the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive.

For more information contact Rick Martin, Director of Communications or Community Relations at 770-920-7303.





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