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6th Annual Student Show: Winners

The Arts Council is excited to have participation from across Washington County in our Student Invitational Art Show, which will be hanging at E.E. Bass (323 S. Main St., Greenville, MS) through February 29th.

student show 2016 picstitch

Congratulations to all our winners:

Pre-K-2nd Grade Judge’s Choice:

  • Walker Simpson, “Magic Rocks” (Pre-K, Washington School)
  • Merci Pickell, “Catty” (Kindergarten, Washington School)
  • Xander Tate, “Mud Riding” (1st Grade, Washington School)

3rd-5th Grade Judge’s Choice:

  • Oaks Millwood, “Leave Me Alone” (3rd Grade, Washington School)
  • Javyonn Hawthorne, “Focusing Hard” (5th Grade, O’Bannon Elementary School)
  • Shelby Ingram, “Rainbow” (5th Grade, Washington School)

6th-8th Grade Judge’s Choice

  • Peyton Melton, “Ashton Irwin” (7th Grade, Washington School)
  • Juliana Anokwuru, “Ice Cube” (7th Grade, Greenville Christian School)
  • Jordan Hays Middleton, “Outer Space” (8th Grade, Washington School)

9th-12th Grade Judge’s Choice

  • Aaron Davis, “Christmas Bell” (9th Grade, Simmons Jr/Sr High School)
  • Madison Grothman, “Bliss” (9th Grade, St. Joseph Catholic School)
  • Ann Hunter Thompson, “Spring Deer” (9th Grade, St. Joseph Catholic School)

High School Honor of Merit (2nd Place Overall):                                                                       Logan Swain, “Lioness” (12th Grade, Washington School)

High School Best of Show (1st Place Overall):                                                                        D’Andre Dyer, “Roses Are Grey” (12th Grade, Greenville High School)


The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.