Young Illustrators Contest winners named
PARKERSBURG — Each year Wood County Schools and the Wood County Reading Council sponsor the Young Illustrator Contest for students in Wood County.
In an effort to promote reading, students are encouraged to create an illustration of their favorite book.
Schools select one winner per grade level to compete the county level. The Parkersburg Art Center assists with the judging of county submissions and hosts the display and reception. This year’s reception was held Nov. 25 with more than 250 students and family members attending.
In the spring WCS and WCRC will sponsor the Young Author Contest in grades K-5. County winners will be sent to the West Virginia Young Writers Contest. A reception will be held with a special presentation by children’s book creators Jeanette and Christopher Canyon.
County Winners of 2017 Young Illustrators Contest
* Third: Scarlet Mathess, Blennerhassett
* Second: Imri McKee, Mineral Wells
* First: Addison Hartley, Fairplains
* Third: Harleigh Rosenbohm, Jefferson
* Second: Olivia Buttrey, Williamstown
* First: Alexis Jumper, Criss
* Third: Raelyn Phillips, Vienna
* Second: Mackenzie Fleming, Emerson
* First: Morgan Wicker, Lubeck
* Third: Natalie Scott, Blennerhassett
* Second: Sophia Corbin, Worthington
* First: Bella McGraw, Emerson
* Third: Hannah Brick, Martin
* Second: Jack Jin Tian, Lubeck
* First: Soraya Brown, Worthington
* Third: Destiny Woodward, Kanawha
* Second: Faith Pickens, Williamstown
* First: Emily Winter, Madison
Sixth to Eighth Grades
* Third: Brenna Stutler, Edison
* Second: Ruby Carpenter, Edison
* First: Karley Burnside, Edison