Submitted by Eryn Spears

Art students from Elementary Lab (third-fifth grade), Middle Lab (sixth-eighth grade) and Natchitoches Central High School (ninth -12th grade) participated in the Fourth Annual end of the year art show at a come-and-go reception Tuesday, May 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Northwestern State University’s Orville Hanchey Gallery.

NCHS Family and Consumer Science students also displayed a few of their hand sewn pillows and sewing books containing hand stitching techniques. NSU art professors judged over 300 pieces of art ranging from pencil drawings to watercolor paintings and mixed media to sculpture. Art teachers are Elementary Lab, Anna Rachal; Middle Lab, Shauna Hicks; NCHS, Eryn Spears (Art II, III and IV students participated in the show); NCHS, Lisa Bellow (Art II students participated); NCHS, Annabel Jones; and NCHS Family and Consumer Science (FACS), Gilen Norwood.

Winners include:

* Elementary Lab Awards

o 3rd grade

* 1st- Jayce Matt * 2nd –Gabriel Parrie * 3rd- Amsden Pasch

o 4th grade

* 1st- Mary Hannah Churchman * 2nd- Ripplie Perkins * 3rd-Mackenzie Morgan

o 5th grade

* 1st-Jefferson Dunahoe * 2nd- Audrey Matt * 3rd- Faith Phanor

o Best of Show * Naomi Vercher

* Middle Lab Awards

o 6th grade

* 1st- Ainsley Weeks * 2nd- AJ Hewitt * 3rd- Anna Hobart

o 7th grade * 1st- Taylor Eubanks * 2nd- Zavean Jones * 3rd-Sidney Hicks

o 8th grade

* 1st- Emma Giddesn * 2nd- Taylor Jordan * 3rd- Ian Murchison o Best of Show * Maggie Dunn *

NCHS Awards

o 1st- Madison Griffin- Junior

o 2nd- Elizabeth Maynard- Sophomore

o 3rd- TaKerria Kahey- Junior