The top three winners from the high school, middle school and elementary school level were celebrated at the 4th Annual Art Design Contest Winner Recognition Event held at the Florida Blue Boynton Beach Retail Center. Guests got the chance to hear from representatives of Florida Blue, the South Florida Fair, and Palm Beach County Arts Educators. Food was provided by Chick-Fil-A along with beverages from Coca Cola and Cheribundi.
In the elementary division, first place was awarded to Jayden Vazquez of Binks Forest Elementary. Violet Eva Dewey of North Grade Elementary was awarded second place and Beacon Cove Intermediate’s Kherrington Raye Turner earned third place.
In the middle school division, first place was awarded to Christine Manvelyah of Omni Middle School. Palm Spring Middle School’s Youssaira Chakaron received second place and Tristan McGovern of Woodlands Middle School earned third place.
In the newly added high school division, Kevin Fernandez of Spanish River High School was awarded first place. Jaleesa R. from West Boca High School earned second place and Melissa A. from Spanish River High School earned third place.
Winning students were awarded with a four pack of tickets to the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 18, and a complimentary ticket to the 2019 South Florida Fair. Additionally, the overall first place winner from each level will receive a Mega-Saver to the 2019 South Florida Fair and will be honored during the bowl game’s Head Coaches Press Conference and on the field on game day. First place students also garnered a $500 donation, courtesy of Florida Blue, that will be given to their respective school’s art program.