The winners of the Hancock County Kids’ Art Contest, hosted in partnership with Greenfield-Community, Hancock Health and Healthy365 Connection Center, have been officially announced. Over 140 local art entries were submitted, with winning students coming from every school corporation throughout Hancock County. Age group winners will receive art supplies, a cash prize and recognition at an art show and awards ceremony on May 18, 2022.

The themes for the art contest were community, kindness and unity, and the entries were judged by a distinguished panel from Leadership Hancock County (LHC). Winning submissions will be on long-term display in a common area of Hancock Regional Hospital and at the Healthy365 Connection Center.

Art Contest Winners

First place winners in each age category were Marmina Rafael (Gr K-2), Abigail Wasson (Gr 3-4), Camilla Aldridge (Gr 5-6), Fallyn White (Gr 7-8), Penelope Dearth (Gr 9-10) and Brianna McConnell (Gr 11-12). Second place winners were Johnny Mackey (Gr K-2), Avery Breberich (Gr 3-4), Dellen Douglass (Gr 5-6), Kennedy Tooke (Gr 7-8) and Grace Combs (Gr 9-10). Third place winners were Paisley Fields (Gr K-2), Kaylee Ford (Gr 3-4), Quinn Muterspaugh (Gr 5-6), Madi Moss (Gr 7-8) and Savanah Hardin (Gr 9-10). 

The top 15 artist entries were also posted on the Greenfield-Community Facebook page for a People’s Choice award. Page followers selected Marmina Rafael’s contest submission for first place, Fallyn White for second and Penelope Dearth for third. 

Classroom Grants for Art Contest Winners

Winning entries that were submitted through a local classroom also earned generous grants for their teachers. Educators who will receive grants include Jessica Buell (Gr K-2 at Mount Vernon), Laura Salee (Gr K-4 art at Greenfield-Central), Lyndsay Ortwein (Gr K-2 at Greenfield-Central), Lydgia Palmer (Gr 3-4 at Mount Vernon), Dawn Lowe (Gr 3-4 art at New Palestine), Donna Knecht-Strong (Gr 5-6 at Greenfield-Central), Jordan Sell (Gr 5-6 at Mount Vernon), Monica Holden (Gr 7-8 art at Greenfield-Central), Jeff Crague (Gr 7-8 at Mount Vernon), Steven Wheeler (Gr 9-10 art at Mount Vernon) and Lisa Sears (Gr 11-12 at Greenfield-Central). 

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