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AL State Council on the Arts

Blue Ribbon Finalists
Posted on 04/20/2016
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The Alabama State Council on the Arts would like to invite you, or a representative of your choice, to attend a ceremony to receive the School System Award 2016, for our Visual Arts Achievement Program, to be held at the State Capitol auditorium on Friday, April 29th at 2:00 pm. This award goes to Jefferson County Schools due to the high quality and amount of student works placed in our Statewide exhibit. We applaud you, your schools, your teachers and your students for the hard work, dedication and commitment to creativity that it takes to reach this level of excellence. 

This year a total of ten state awards were earned by students from your school system. There are six Blue Ribbon Finalists, two Best of District awards, and Two Best of Category awards. 

The following are the specific awards earned: 

BLUE RIBBON FINALISTS: 
  • Emma Chumley, 7th Grade, Teacher: Amanda McDonald, North Jefferson Middle School
  • Sidharth Jetty, 6th Grade, Teacher: Olsen Ross, Jefferson County School of Visual Art ..
  • Bradie Lee, 12th Grade, Teacher: Jenene Hyatt, Mortimer Jordan High School
  • Elizabeth Miller, 11th Grade, Teacher: Jessica Travis, Mortimer Jordan High School
  • Katelyn Rogers, 8th Grade, Teacher: Amanda McDonald, North Jefferson Middle School
  • Halen Salser, 11th Grade, Teacher: Dell Paradise, McAdory High School 

BEST OF DISTRICT Middle School 

Belle Humphrey, 8th Grade, Teacher: Casey Williamson, Rudd Middle School 

BEST OF DISTRICT High School 
Kayla Gebhartd, lih Grade, Teacher: Janene Hyatt, Mortimer Jordan High School  

BEST OF 3D/CRAFT High School 
Melissa Gentry, 11th Grade, Teacher: Janene Hyatt, Mortimer Jordan High School 

BEST OF COMPUTER IMAGES High School 
Michelle Nguyen 11th Grade, Teacher: Olsen Ross, Jefferson County School of Visual Art