Young Illustrators Contest winners named

Photo Provided Wood County students submitted entries to the Young Illustrator Contest, creating an illustration of their favorite book. Winners from each grade level were announced Nov. 25.

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

Photo Provided The Parkersburg Art Center hosted a reception Nov. 25 for the 2017 Young Illustrator Contest for Wood County students.


* Third: Scarlet Mathess, Blennerhassett

* Second: Imri McKee, Mineral Wells

* First: Addison Hartley, Fairplains

First Grade

* Third: Harleigh Rosenbohm, Jefferson

* Second: Olivia Buttrey, Williamstown

* First: Alexis Jumper, Criss

Second Grade

* Third: Raelyn Phillips, Vienna

* Second: Mackenzie Fleming, Emerson

* First: Morgan Wicker, Lubeck

Third Grade

* Third: Natalie Scott, Blennerhassett

* Second: Sophia Corbin, Worthington

* First: Bella McGraw, Emerson

Fourth Grade

* Third: Hannah Brick, Martin

* Second: Jack Jin Tian, Lubeck

* First: Soraya Brown, Worthington

Fifth Grade

* 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