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Student Art Expo winners

2015 Student Art Expo


“Art Around the World” was the theme of this year’s Student Art Expo at the Salisbury Civic Center. The show is sponsored by The Carolina Artists and the Civic Center. Rowan/Salisbury schools and many private schools participated. Art teachers began submitting student artwork on Wednesday, March 18, and the reception and awarding of ribbons took place on Thursday evening. Genevieve Martin, co-chair, expressed gratitude to Carolina Bottling Company for providing Cheerwine, to The Carolina Artists volunteers for installing the show, and to the staff of the Civic Center. Ms. Kelly Feimster and Samantha Anderson, school coordinators, helped to make the show a success.

As soon as the show opened, crowds began filling the Center which, in carrying out the theme, was decorated with flags from many countries. Expressions of appreciation of dedicated art teachers and of the originality of the students’ entries were heard throughout the evening. The beautiful and thought-provoking artwork was evidence of the  creativity of participating students.

In addition to the art show, students were invited to participate in two workshops. “Look and Learn” allowed students to see art from various countries and to know the different principles of art upon viewing it. The “Flag-Making” workshop gave students the opportunity to assemble their own flag with materials provided.

Special thanks to well-known artist Betty Sedberry for judging this year’s artwork. Genevieve Martin announced the winners of the show. Connie Peninger, co-chair, presented each winner with special art gifts.


12th grade winners

1st, Cassidy Arnisen, West

2nd, Erica Archer, West

3rd, Taylor Brown, Carson

HM, Matt Hefner, Carson


11th grade winners

1st, Morgan Hester, Carson

2nd, Lisa Zendejas, Salisbury

3rd, Dylan Koontz, Carson

HM, Anna Fisher, North


10th grade winners

1st, Josh Watson, East

2nd, Miles Walker, Salisbury

3rd, Brittany Walker, North

HM, Katie Barnes, East


9th grade winners

1st, Mary Bowers, Carson

2nd, Isabel Temple, Salisbury

3rd, Abigail Cole, Carson

HM, Hayden Setzer, East


8th grade winners

1st, Sarah Clifton, Salisbury Academy

2nd, Adisynne Henley, WR Middle

3rd, Payton Holt, WR Middle

HM,  Brailyn Irvin, Erwin


7th grade winners

1st, Kayla Christy, Corriher-Lipe

2nd, George Fisher, Salisbury Academy

3rd, Patrick Smith, Salisbury Academy

HM, Rashida Price, Southeast Middle


6th grade winners

1st, Carmen Teague, Corriher-Lipe

2nd, Jamya Daniels, Erwin

3rd, Hunter Hill, Erwin

HM, Joseph Kolbasowski,  North Hills


5th grade winners

1st, Ben Sweet, Shive

2nd, Alexia Athey, North

3rd, Alayna Stoelting, Koontz

HM, Stephanie Varbonov, Granite Quarry


4th grade winners

1st, Ashly Zunk, North Hills

2nd, Abbey Lawson, Salisbury Academy

3rd, Stella Sophia, North

HM, Austin Hedrick, Hurley


3rd grade winners

1st, Caden Miracco, Bostian

2nd, Kelina May, Landis

3rd, Anthony Young, Overton

HM, Daniela Alberto, Hurley


2nd grade winners

1st, Michael Clayton, Woodleaf

2nd, Kaylie Hartsell, Faith

3rd, Hector Dominquez Sanchez, Millbridge

HM, Zachary Howard, Millbridge


1st grade winners

1st, Keirra Sorrells, Mt. Ulla

2nd, Alyssa Griffin, China Grove

3rd, Issac McLaughlin, Mt. Ulla

HM, Ma’lea Chambers, North


Kindergarten winners

1st, Sebastian Hermandez, Mt. Ulla

2nd, Baylee Koontz, Woodleaf

3rd, Layna Linker, Shive

HM, Adelyn Loflin, Faith


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