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Winners of Nutrition Research Institute art contest announced

As part of the recent grand opening of the N.C. Research Campus, the Nutrition Research Institute sponsored an art contest that drew 244 entries from students from the Rowan-Salisbury, Kannapolis, Cabarrus and Mecklenburg school systems.
A.L. Brown student Katherine Kombol took the grand prize, valued at $250, and a number of other Kannapolis students also took prizes.
The judges named 10 specific winners and handed out 39 honorable mentions.
Kannapolis native and Nutrition Research Institute employee Ryan G. Dayvault managed the contest, and several institute faculty and staff members judged the artwork.
The Nutrition Research Institute, which is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, displayed all the artwork during the grand opening ceremonies, and the winning art will be permanently displayed in the UNC building.
All entrants received a gift bag, which included a ribbon, a gift certificate from the Afton Ridge/Concord Mills’ Chick-Fil-A and several other items.
The winners are:
Grand prize: Katherine Kombol, A.L. Brown.
Grades prekindergarten-3: Madeline McDonough, Jackson Park Elementary, first place; Kena Hackett, W.M. Irvin Elementary, second place; Rebekah Gresser, Gresser Grace & Truth Emporium Home School, third place.
Grades 4-8: Andrew Mullis, Corriher-Lipe Middle School, first place; Daverian Williams, Griffin Middle School, second place; Tyler Greene, Corriher-Lipe Middle School, third place.
Grades 9-12: Cinthia Silva, A.L. Brown, first place; Jessica Medina, A.L. Brown, second place; Katie Sawyer, A.L. Brown, third place.
Contest sponsors included Afton Ridge/Concord Mills Chick-Fil-A, Skateland USA, NASCAR SpeedPark, Depompa’s Comfortable Foods, Gem Theatre, Northcross Lanes, Shoe Show and Concord Mills.

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