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Monday, November 9, 2015

Lake Wales Arts Council Inc. Announces 42nd Annual Student Art Show Winners

"Many Faces, One Mood" Nancy Negrete, Grade 8 Best of Show 2010

Lake Wales, Florida - The Lake Wales Arts council, Inc. & the Lake Wales Art Show are pleased to announce the winners of the 42nd Annual Student Art Show Exhibit. This exhibit features local area student artwork and will be on display at the Lake Wales Arts Center in the Michael Crews Gallery from Saturday, March 26, 2011 through Sunday, April 17, 2011 with a closing Awards Ceremony from 4 to 6 pm.

This year’s Student Art Show showcases 13 elementary schools, including Alta Vista, Alturas, Babson Park, Dundee, Ben Hill Griffin, Eastside, Frostproof, Lake Marian Creek, Laurel, Polk Avenue, Ridgeview Global Studies Academy, Sand Hill and Spook Hill; 4 middle schools, including Bok Academy, Dundee Ridge, Frostproof and McLaughlin Fine Arts Academy; and 5 high schools including All Saints’ Academy, Lake Wales High, Frostproof, Haines City and Haines City International Baccalaureate. The participating students are in Kindergarten through Twelfth grade.  (More)

The Student Art Show has been judged by Beth Garcia from Lakeland, FL. Mrs. Garcia has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Austin Peay University and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the past, she has been an adjunct professor at colleges in Tennessee and Illinois. For the last 12 years, Mrs. Garcia has been and is currently a Polk County art educator. She has two children; a daughter who is a graduate of MIT and a son who is a current student at MIT.

The winners of the 42nd Annual Student Art Show are:

Best of Show: Claudia Quintero, Frostproof High School

Kindergarten through Second Grade Division

First Place: Alyssa Rapp, Hillcrest

Second Place: Cassidy Edwards, Frostproof

Third Place: Natalie Williams, Ridgeview Global Studies Academy

Fourth Place: Abel Lopez, Alturas

Fifth Place: Hector Enriquez, Eastside

Honorable Mention:

Aurora Richards, Hillcrest

Merissa Spence, Laurel

Giovanni Ramdhansingh, Laurel

Jatwuan Williams, Laurel

Jaida Graham, Ridgeview Global Studies

Alisssa Zurfliehi, Spookhill

Austin Martinez, Spookhill

Bailey Lightsey, Spookhill

Paula Ramos-Ranlo, Frostproof

Diego Reyes, Frostproof

Jose Santibanez, Frostproof

Ashley Valarcel, Eastside

Vivyan Rosado Irizarry, Dundee

Marcos Clea Mora, Dundee

Annabelle Jones, Dundee

Laila Brown, Babson Park

Luray Marston, Babson Park

Jennifer Padilla-Godoy, Alta Vista

Marco Romero, Alta Vista

Tony Pilkenton, Alturas


Third through Fifth Grade Division:

First Place: Andrea Gaiser, Dundee

Second Place: Jose Ortiz-Reyes, Polk Avenue

Third Place: Angela Badillo, Alturas

Fourth Place: Martisa Villanos, Hillcrest

Fifth Place: Jessie Stidham, Sandhill

Honorable Mention:

Damien Rivera, Sandhill

Elisa Ferer, Ridgeview

Kasey Rivera, Ridgeview

Brandon Frese, Ridgeview

Kali Liqus, Ridgeview

Autumn Fiagg, Laurel

Gabrielle Jerome, Laurel

Julianna Guzzetta, Hillcrest

Lena Green, Ben Hill Griffin

Janisa Santos, Eastside

Manuel Magana, Eastside

Juieta Reseniz, Dundee

Julia Brickner, Dundee

David Brown, Dundee

Jake Davis, Babson Park

Justin Looney, Babson Park

Denis Yanez, Alta Vista

Naomi Chavez, Alta Vista

Adam Spoon, Alturas


Middle School Division

First Place: Davon Scott, McLaughlin

Second Place: Francisco Chavez-Salas, McLaughlin

Third Place: James Reddick, McLaughlin

Fourth Place: Nathan Alexander, McLaughlin

Fifth Place: Becky Cardenas, McLaughlin

Honorable Mention

Julisa Ayala Felix, McLaughlin

Brittany Richards, McLaughlin

Mariela Cruz, McLaughlin

Lissett Resendez-Cruz, McLaughlin

Emanual Bennett, McLaughlin

Jennifer Santos, McLaughlin

DeAnthony Atmore, McLaughlin

James Powell,McLaughlin

Mariah Daly, Bok Academy

“Group” 3-D, Bok Academy

Taylor Rich, Frostproof

Allison Brigs, Frostproof

Anderson Morissett, Dundee Ridge

Savannah Perez, Dundee Ridge

Christian Hernandez, Dundee Ridge

High School Division

First Place: Jimmie Pinion, Frostproof

Second Place: Venancio Jaramill, Frostproof

Third Place: Gustavo Martinez, Haines City

Fourth Place: Joseph Miranda, Haines City IB

Fifth Place: Karey Crisostomo, Lake Wales

Honorable Mention

Samantha Brock, Frostproof

John Figura, Frostproof

Amber McClendon, Frostproof

Aresmin Valdez, Frostproof

Garciella Cordero, Frostproof

Megan Terrell, Frostproof

John Rooney, Haines City

Marcus Degnan, Haines City

LaDahia Gadson, Haines City

Tabitha White, Haines City IB

George O’Neill, All Saints Academy

Kyler Trammell, Lake Wales

Brittany Buchanan, Lake Wales

Haley Foster, Lake Wales

Elizabeth Ramirez, Lake Wales


Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone for participating in this year’s Student Art Show. For additional information about this exhibit, please contact the Lake Wales Arts Center at 863.676.8427 or visit the website,


The Lake Wales Arts Council, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, encourage and celebrate the arts for the enhancement of community life. The Arts Center is located at 1099 S.R. 60 East in Lake Wales. The Arts Center is open year round, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 863.676.8426, or visit the website

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