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St. Marys FOE 4379
Eagles International Children's Art Contest had winners from Camden County. Brayden Smith of Kingsland Elementary won first prize in the fourth grade division and was awarded $200.00. Joseph Schoonover of Mamie Lou Gross Elementary won second place in the third grade and was awarded $100.00. Donna Prior of St. Marys Middle School won third prize in the sixth grade division and was awarded $75.00. These three students from Camden submitted drawing that were selected from among literally thousands of drawing from across the US and Canada at the Grand Aerie art competition in Grove City, Ohio.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4379 Aerie and Auxiliary held their annual Children's Art Contest in February. The Eagles' Art Contest provides youth in grades 3-6 an outlet to showcase their creative skills coupled with a chance to win a cash prize.
The response from Camden County students was the best yet with over 120 entries from all elementary schools and 15 entries from St. Marys Middle School sixth graders.
Locally, first place winner receive $50.00, second place winners receive $30.00 and third place winners receive $20.00. Prizes were presented Saturday morning February 4 at the St. Marys Fraternal Order of Eagles during an ice cream and cake party for the prize winners and their families.
Placing the six grade competition was: 1st prize-Kaiya Lombard, 2nd prize-Isaiah Walker and third prize-Donna Prior.
Placing in the fifth grade competition was: 1st prize-Morgan LeBlanc, 2nd prize-Alandra Dempsey and third prize-Felicia Bibliss.
Placing in the fourth grade competition was: 1st prize-Alden Nelson, 2nd prize-Dalton Ensley and third prize-Logan Drawdy.
Placing in the third grade was: 1st prize-Samuel Riley, 2nd prize-Joseph Schoonover and third prize-Michaela Guy.
Additionally, all art work was sent to the Grand Aerie F.O.E. in Grove City, Ohio, to compete with art work from across the United States and Canada. Internationally, first place winners receive $200.00, second place receives $100.00, third place winners receive $75.00 and fourth place winners receive $50.00 in each grade level. There is also a Grand Prize winner who receives $500.00.
Judges for the local competition this year were Madam President Julie Stanley, Past Worthy President L.W. Bruce, Worthy Vice President Kirby Schuler, Worthy Chaplain Richard Anderson, an Debbie Biglow.
Camden County student Veronica Cimento place fourth place internally in the fourth grade competition a couple of years ago and several years ago Griffin Baker won first prize n the fourth grade. We believe we have a couple of pieces this year that will place in the international competition.
Pictured in the photo from left to right: Logan Drawdy (3rd prize, grade 4), Dalton Ensly (2nd prize, grade 4), Isaiah Walker (2nd prize, grade 6), Alandra Dempsy (2nd prize, grade 5), Donna Prior (3rd prize, grade 6), Morgan LeBlanc (1st prize, grade 5), Kaiya Lombard (1st prize, grade 6), Joseph Schoonover (2nd prize, grade 3), Alden Nelson (1st prize, grade 4), Samuel Riley (1st prize, grade 3), Michaela Guy (3rd prize, grade 3)
Not pictured 5th Grade 3rd Place winner Felicia Biblis.