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Winners recognized in Daffodil Daze Art Contest

Winners in this year’s Daffodil Daze Art Contest were recently recognized during a reception in their honor at Art on the Green in Conway.

This year’s contest generated 262 entries from homeschool students as well as schools in Conway, Greenbrier and Vilonia.

Organizers decided to expand this year’s contest to include a collegiate division. Also, a special Creative Winner was named — Lanie Singleton, fifth grade, Greenbrier Westside Elementary.

Other winners:

Elementary

First – Lainey King, third grade, Theodore Jones Elementary, Conway.
Second – Adrielle Opris, homeschool kindergartener.
Third – Alyssa Mosby, second grade, Ellen Smith Elementary, Conway.

Middle School

First – Kailyn Olive, seventh grade, Greenbrier Middle School.
Second – “Frozen Spring” by Samantha Tidmore, sixth grade, Greenbrier Middle School.
Third – Audrey Cowger, fifth grade, Carl Stuart Middle School, Conway.

High school

First – Lauren McHenry, senior, Vilonia High School.
Second – Maggie Risley, sophomore, Conway High School.

Collegiate

Laura Harrod – senior, psychology and counseling major, Central Baptist College.

“This year’s Daffodil Daze art contest entries did not disappoint,” said Kelly Booy, curator of education at Art on the Green. “Much like a field of dancing daffodils, each piece had a beauty of its own, but together they were full of impact! Many of the pieces selected showed a high degree of skill and technique for the age division, and one in particular was chosen as an overall creative winner for their originality of thought. The lone daffodil depicted a sense of hope and wonder in the midst of its bleak surroundings. This is quite a story to tell for a fifth-grader!”

Each winner received a certificate and a First Security bag with FSB prizes, certificates from Blaze Pizza and Purple Cow and a check from Baker Eye Institute.

The contest was sponsored by Art on the Green, First Security Bank and 501 LIFE.

“The judges had a tough time naming winners as there were so many great submissions,” said 501 LIFE editor/publisher Sonja J. Keith. “We want to thank Art on the Green and First Security Bank for their support of the contest.”