Students from kindergarten through 12th grade have been named winners in the statewide Youth Art Competition sponsored by Utah Pageant of the Arts.
Work by Sarah Wilde, a second grader at Wasatch Elementary in Provo, and Michael Coleman, a senior at Timpview High, Provo, topped more than 1,500 entries to win sweepstakes awards in the elementary and secondary divisions, respectively. Each will receive a $75 U.S. Savings Bond donated by American Savings.One winner in each grade will receive a $50 savings bond, and others will receive certificates of merit. Winning entries and others selected by judges will be on display for six weeks during the pageant, June 13-July 23 at American Fork High school. Awards will be presented June 18, before the pageant's stage production.
Individual grade winners and their schools are:
Kindergarten: Jessica Hardy, Vineyard, Orem; merit - Scott Allen, Rock Canyon, Provo.
First grade: Robyn Bracken, Horizon, Murray; merit - Annie Draper, Delta North.
Second grade: Matthew Clift, Meadowbrook, Bountiful; merit - Sundee Jones, American Heritage, Pleasant Grove.
Third grade: David Howell, Oakridge, Salt Lake City; merit - David Perry, Mapleton, and Peter Duckett, Wasatch, Provo.
Fourth grade: David Pheysey, Casacde, Orem; merit-Craig Bracken, Horizon, Murray, and Robby Furer, Crescent, Sandy.
Fifth grade: Alison Hill, Rock Canyon, Provo; merit - Justin Perry, Mapleton.
Sixth grade: Chad Staples, Southland, Riverton; merit - Matt Wilde, Waterford, Provo, and Shauna Bihlmaier, Rock Canyon, Provo.
Seventh grade: Nate Stevenson, North Ogden Junior High; merit - Anthony Perry, Springville Middle.
Eighth grade: Chris Moore, North Ogden Junior High.
Ninth grade: Wendee Wadsworth, Springville High; merit-Amy Lawson, Orem Junior High, and David Rose, Pleasant Grove Junior High.
Tenth grade: Greg Wells, Waterford, Provo; merit - Jackie Perry, Springville High.
Eleventh grade: Lisa Taylor, Timpview High, Provo; merit - Scott Peterson, Orem High, and Brent Esplin, Timpview High.
Twelfth grade: Lucy Yen, Timpview High; merit - Alisa Cindrich, Timpview High.
Marcia Peterson chaired the annual competition. Judges included local artist Janette Chandler; Ross Durrant, fourth grade teacher in Alpine School District; Allen Reinhold, artist and art instructor at Salt Lake Community College; and Teresa Corry, visual arts specialist for Alpine District.