Okaloosa Arts Alliance School Poster Contest Winners

 
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance would also like to thank all of the Okaloosa County School students that participated in the 11th annual OAA Okaloosa County School Poster Contest and the first virtual poster contest due to COVID-19. This year due to COVID-19 we asked participants to share what they have been doing or seeing during COVID-19. Although we were not able to make everyone a 1st place winner, all 77 entries online and will remain available for everyone to go enjoy. To see all the entries go online to https://www.okaloosaarts.org/annual-school-poster-contest-contest-gallery.html

Being an unusual school year, most entries are from students instead of full schools participating and we want to say thank you to every student who entered.  We also thank the art teachers and schools that had their students participate also.  Participating schools include: Rocky Bayou Christian School, Crestview High School, Niceville High School, Liza Jackson Preparatory School, Edge Elementary, Destin Elementary & Middles School, Homeschool, Okaloosa STEMM Academy, Meigs Middle School, Ruckel Middle School, Lewis Elementary &  Middle School, Plew Elementary, Walker Elementary, Shalimar Elementary, Kenwood Elementary, Bluewater Elementary and Northwood Elementary. Each 1st place prize was a $75 gift card, generously donated by Eglin Federal Credit Union, each 2nd place prize was a $50 gift card, and each 3rd place prize was a $25 gift card.  The winners and honorable mentions are as follows:

Elementary (K5-4)
First Place, Alyssa Lilli Kleiser, 1st Grade, Edge Elementary School
Second Place, Caden Crawley-4th Grade, Plew Elementary School
Third Place, Lexi Schrand, 4th Grade, Destin Elementary School

Honorable Mention: Eva Rose Harte, 2nd grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Azari Rucker, 2nd grade, Walker Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Ava Harder, 4th grade, Plew Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Delaney Diehl, 4th grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Kaytlyn Cardenas, 2nd grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Evelyn Barnes, 1st grade, Plew Elementary
Honorable Mention: Reagan Rollins, 1st grade, Liza Jackson Preparatory School
Honorable Mention: Carter Deering, 4th grade, Plew Elementary
 

Middle (5-7)
First Place, Cailyn Barnes, 5th Grade, Edge Elementary School
Second Place, Na’imah Ford, Year 7, Okaloosa STEMM Academy
Third Place, Shayrett Colon-Malavet, 7th grade, Lewis Middle School

Honorable Mention: Briana Romero, 7th grade, Meigs Middle School
Honorable Mention: Sam Magee, 5th Grade, Shalimar Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Adelaide Sandwith, 5th Grade, Liza Jackson Preparatory School
Honorable Mention: Joel Barnes, 5th grade, Plew Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Luci Schrand,  6th grade, Destin Middle School
Honorable Mention: Star Grays, 6th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Izzy Deverse, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Peyton Early, 5th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Luke Franklin, 7th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Rachel Compton, 5th grade, Edge Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Rowan Bundren, 5th grade, Homeschool

 
High (8-12)
First Place, Lauryn Ford, 9th Grade, Homeschool/Acellus Academy
Second Place, Virginia Wells, 9th Grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Third Place, Briana Busbee, 9h Grade, Crestview High School


Honorable Mention: Jhett Ann McCosker, 10th Grade, Crestview High School
Honorable Mention:  Anna Christian, 11th grade, Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Karlie Baxley, 11th grade, Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Tillis, 9th grade, Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Angel Zhang, 11th grade, Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Petra Hoffman, 8th grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Honorable Mention: Sophia Bouchette, 8th grade, Destin Middle School
Honorable Mention: Madeline Mitchell, 8th grade, Ruckel Middle School




​​​​​Music & Wine at Twisted Grape 


Thank you to all who donated, performed or attended the 12th Annual Music & Wine at The Twisted Grape.   Entertainment included the Emerald Coast Barbershop Chorus, Fort Walton Beach High School, Josh Bailes and Jacob Fuller.
Donations were made by the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, NWFL Ballet, Twisted Grape and Becky Belcher.
The OAA is truly grateful to all who support the arts in Okaloosa County!




The Okaloosa Arts Alliance Announces Board of Directors for 2019-2020

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) announces the Board of Directors for 2019-2020. The Executive Board of Directors are: President- Bill Head, Chair of the Volunteer Committee, Vice President- Ken Hair with Children in Crisis, Treasurer- Susan Kneller, Chair of the OAA Grants Committee, and Secretary-Becky Belcher with the Arts & Design Society. The Board of Directors are: Karen Reid with Young Philosopher’s Society, Nellie Bogar with the Youth Village, Cris Reid, Musician, Ursel Behnken with the German Club, Jeanette Shires with the Mattie Kelly Arts Center of NWFL State College and NWFL Symphony Guild, Chris Manson with the Beachcomber, Jean Starkey with Stage Crafters, Gayle Vann, Chair of the Events Committee, Michelle Jannazo with Blue Door Consulting and NWFSC, Melanie James with Pyramid FWB, and James K Baughman, Sr, Author.







 









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