The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) of Okaloosa County is a local arts agency that strengthens the county by supporting the arts through advocacy, education, and marketing and promotion. 

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance would like to thank all the Okaloosa County School students who participated in the 15th annual OAA Okaloosa County School Poster Contest. This year the theme was “Arts in Outer Space”.  Although we were not able to make everyone a 1st place winner, all 106 entries are on display at Grow Your Gift Conservatory of Music through May 6, 2024. Grow Your Gift Conservatory of Music is located at 105B Lewis St, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 and their business hours are (9 am-7 pm Monday-Thursday, 9 am-3 pm Friday).  

Participating schools include Rocky Bayou Christian School, Crestview High School, Fort Walton Beach High School, Silver Sands School, Edge Elementary, Kenwood Elementary, Plew Elementary, Montessori Learning Center, Liza Jackson Preparatory School, Okaloosa STEMM Academy, and Homeschool students. Eglin Federal Credit Union generously donated gift cards for the winners. Each 1st place prize was a $75 gift card, each 2nd place prize was a $50 gift card, and each 3rd place prize was a $25 gift card. Additionally, HH Arts & Arts & Design Society generously donated an arts supplies bag to each of the 1st place winners and to the Viewer’s Choice award winners.   The winners and honorable mentions are as follows: 
 

Elementary (K5-4)
First Place: Ruth Nicolas, 2nd Grade, Silver Sands School
Second Place: Dayliana Stifter, 3rd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Third Place: Julie McMorrow-2nd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Viewer’s Choice: Emmanuel Vasquez, 1st grade, Homeschool
Honorable Mention: Emmanuel Vasquez, 1st grade, Homeschool
Honorable Mention: Ella Graves, 4th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Maddox Polof, Pre-K, Silver Sands School
Honorable Mention: Mia Magee, 3rd Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Callie Houston-2nd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Eleanor Olish-3rd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Richie Schlink, 3rd Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Everley Najar-2nd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Gunner Green-2nd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Parker Sax, 3rd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Savannah VandeZande, 3rd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Josslyn Sanders, 4th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Brady Livermore, 1st Grade, Silver Sands School
Honorable Mention: Wyatt Meleen, 4th Grade, Edge Elementary School

Middle (5-8)
First Place, Emily Lowe-8th grade-Okaloosa STEMM Academy
Second Place, Olyvia Stephens-7th grade- Rocky Bayou Christian School
Third Place, River Autumn Jean Grims-8th Grade- Rocky Bayou Christian School
Viewer’s Choice: Hannah Leitheiser, 5th Grade, Liza Jackson Preparatory School
Honorable Mention: Hannah Leitheiser, 5th Grade, Liza Jackson Preparatory School
Honorable Mention: Jesse James, 7th Grade, Silver Sands School
Honorable Mention: Christopher Jackson, 8th Grade, Silver Sands School
Honorable Mention: Summer Lovell, 6th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Kimberley Santizo, 5th Grade, Kenwood Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Norah J Hall, 5th Grade, Plew Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Jacob White, 7th Grade, Silver Sands School
Honorable Mention: Booker Fotiades, 6th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Juliette Schopmeyer, 8th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Julianna Kenney, 7th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Abigail Wood, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Charlie White, 7th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
 
High (9-12)
First Place, Rosemary Afton-10th grade- Rocky Bayou Christian School
Second Place, Link Kendrick-12th grade-Crestview High School
Third Place, Lillian Leitheiser-9th grade- Fort Walton Beach High School
Viewer’s Choice- Genevieve Rocca, 9th Grade, Homeschool
Honorable Mention: Genevieve Rocca, 9th Grade, Homeschool
Honorable Mention: Meredith Dano-9th grade- Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Hunter Wilson-9th grade- Silver Sands School
Honorable Mention: Joshua Grant-12th grade-Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Gracie McAfee-12th grade-Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Breanna Enright-11th grade-Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Ginny Bell-9th grade-Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Agatha Hatzidakis-11th grade-Crestview High School

 

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15th Annual Okaloosa County Student Poster Contest