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Youth Art Contest: My Hero

“Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.”

— Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1981

Most everyone has a hero. For some, it’s a person — a parent, a teacher, a grandparent, a friend, a brother or sister.

For others, an animal, an organization or some other entity might assume heroic proportions.

Each July for the past 10 years, Cooperative Living magazine has conducted a youth art contest based on a different theme. This year, we asked youthful artists across Virginia to offer artwork depicting …

My Hero

 

KINDERGARTEN: FIRST PLACE

Hunter Stamper of Alberta

 

 KINDERGARTEN: SECOND PLACE

Rennie Shaffer of Harrisonburg

 

KINDERGARTEN: THIRD PLACE

Katelyn Miller of Hamilton

 

FIRST GRADE: FIRST PLACE

  Michaela Koch of Winchester

 

FIRST GRADE: SECOND PLACE

Iris Ene of Manassas

 

 

FIRST GRADE: THIRD PLACE

  Brooke Connolly of Ashburn

 

SECOND GRADE:  FIRST PLACE

Elia Kim of Fairfax

 

SECOND GRADE: SECOND PLACE

Elizabeth Pumphrey of Manassas.

 

SECOND GRADE: THIRD PLACE

Christopher Mantyla of Gainesville

 

 

THIRD GRADE:  FIRST PLACE 

Claire Troiano of Leesburg

 

THIRD GRADE: SECOND PLACE   Ann Kelly of Leesburg

 

 

THIRD GRADE: THIRD PLACE      

Eve Brown of Leesburg

 

 

FOURTH GRADE: FIRST PLACE  

Sarah Kim of Fairfax

 

FOURTH GRADE: SECOND PLACE

Nina You of Fairfax

 

FOURTH GRADE: THIRD PLACE        Seth McGuire of Christianburg

 

FIFTH GRADE: FIRST PLACE

Nicholai Campos of Victoria

 

FIFTH GRADE: SECOND PLACE

Brendan Gogal of Haymarket

 

FIFTH GRADE: THIRD PLACE

Sara Marston of Red House

 

BEST IN SHOW: Emma Sheetz of Stephens City (Fifth Grade)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Anna Wilkinson, Caleb Silvey, Caroline Wedding, Carter Nottingham, Emma Philpot, Laura Handy, Michael Holmes, Mitch Scofield, Nicholas Borowski, Patrick Oliver, Sarah Coleman, Abbey Seal, Ben Showman, Benjamin Huyard, Bridget O’dea, Caleb Marston, Carter Trout, Corey MacFarlane, Elsa Martin, Emma Ward, Euan Davis, Gabrielle Trinter, Graham DeVito, Hope Bargnier, James McQuilkin, Jonvieve Nguyen, Josephine Kohler, Josh Affeldt, Julia School, Kaia Pritchett, Kate Adams, Katharine Pahuta, Katherine Brubaker, Kayla McQuilkin, Ki Ki Rawlings, Madeline Colavincenzo, Madelynn Smith, Mason Corkhill, Reese Murray, Rylee Moore, Sadie Hathaway, Sofie Raymond, Sophia Bombardieri, Trevor Dean Cumbey, Vanessa Ndonde, Walker Raba, Wayne Handy, Zachary Reedy, Aidan Campbell, Ashtyn Cornell, Bentley Shifflet, Boyd Bussard, Braden Burner, Briona Feltes, Collin Snyder, Darren Woodson, Destiny Gray, Esther Lacks, Jason Silvey, Joanna Abraham, Kaelyn Wennergren, Kaylen Fitchett, Laura Peitz, Macie Neville, Madison Huber, Mason Scofield, Morgan Miller, Morwen Summers, Olivia Winterrowl, Ryan Potts, Skylar Wennergren, Thomas Oliver, Timothy Wilkins, Winston Rayfield, A.J. Dalton, Abby Brubaker, Allison Nocera, Ariana Ricks, Brooke Deane, Caylee Cash, Ciara Switzer, Cole Ferguson, Connor Potts, Desirae Robinson, Diana Ene, Elizabeth Pawlik, Grace Davis, Isabella Koch, Jack Roberts, Jasmine Burgos, Jordan Bowden, Julia Singarayer, Jun Kim, Lauren Gogal, Luke Huyard, Madelyn Cosby, Mason Chandler, Mason Heiston, Moira Skelly, Mollie Travis, Tabitha Phillips, Tori Horn, Tyler Brunton, Abby Lawrence, Adelina Geraghty, Alexa Cobb, Alyssa McDaniel, Brent Crider, Cayleigh Watkins, Christiyanna Terry, Christopher Shelton, Clara Wiederholt, Corey Palubinski, Crimson Holmes, Daniel Barbour, Destanee Summers, Dylan Burnett, Elan Hess, Emily Barnum, Erin Malloy, Geynovich Angelina, Hailey Doss, Hunter Philippi, Jazlyn Craft, Joesoph Williams, Kali Logan, Kayli Burton, Lakayla Moore, Logan Burner, Maeve Davis, Mayghan Presley, Olivia Myers, Sage Crider, Skylar Jackman, Tabitha Robinson, Tori Roark, Zachary Longerbeam, Zoe Raba, Anna Pfeiffer, Ashley Burgos, Ashley Viera, Baylie Borja, Emma Marshall, Emma Sheetz, Estefani Reyes, Helen Comstock, Isaac Huyard, Jacob Harman, Joey Creed, Kimberly Deane, Koby Sparrow, Leah Barrett, Lydia Gray,  Meagan Preston, Megan Ogawa, Morgan Fitzgerald, Nan Doody, Naomi Soisson, Robbie Roberson, Samantha-Marie Barganier, Sara Switzer, Seth Johnson, Skylar Pruitt, Taylor Bush 

 

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