First Lady Cathy Justice announces Halloween Coloring Contest winners


​CHARLESTON, WV – First Lady Cathy Justice is happy to announce the winners of her Halloween Coloring Contest. The First Lady received 3,485 entries from 50 counties and was excited to see the creativity of West Virginia’s children.
“I’m so thrilled with the response to our Halloween Coloring Contest. So many children participated and it’s wonderful seeing the skill and creativity of West Virginia’s young students," said First Lady Cathy Justice. "I want to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween.”
This contest was the seventh installment of the First Lady’s “Student Artist Series” initiative, an art program started to promote the importance of the arts in schools throughout West Virginia.

The First Lady Student Artist Series started with Mother’s Day 2018 and was designed to coordinate special holidays with a related student art project. Each initiative is tailored to specific grade levels, so students of all ages get the opportunity to participate.
Halloween Coloring Contest winners:
First Place
Ariella K.
2nd Grade
Ridgedale Elementary School
Second Place
Agnes M.
2nd Grade
Inwood Primary School
Third Place
Ara J.
Culloden Elementary School
Fourth Place
Zayden C.
1st Grade
Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Fifth Place
Rylen W.
2nd Grade
West Teays Elementary School

Honorable Mentions

Ashdyn E., Monongah Elementary School, Kindergarten
Carter M., Central City Elementary School, Kindergarten
Gabriel C., Marsh Fork Elementary School, Kindergarten
Lizzie H., Bridgeview Elementary School, Kindergarten
Mateo S., Fairmont Catholic Grade School, Kindergarten

Amelia R., Cheat Lake Elementary School, 1st Grade
Cambrie P., Chesapeake Elementary School, 1st Grade
Hannah W., Clear Fork District Elementary School, 1st Grade
Maggie L., Jennings Randolph Elementary School, 1st Grade
Maiken H., T.A. Lowery Elementary School, 1st Grade

Catherine R., Cross Lanes Elementary School, 2nd Grade
Daniel C., Hedgesville Elementary School, 2nd Grade
Garrett L., Spring Mills Primary School, 2nd Grade
Molly J., Williams PK-8, 2nd Grade
Sarah H., Weirton Elementary School, 2nd Grade​

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