The student art exhibit and contest from the rained out Arts In The Park Festival of Labor Day was held at the Sunday Chattanooga Market on Sunday.
The area's public, private and even home school students showed up to showcase their works and many took home award ribbons and money for their school's art programs. The contest was open to sixth-12th grade art students and was judged by three trained and recognized artists of Chattanooga Market .
"The level of artistic talent in our student community is tremendous.
It's wonderful to see the work and dedication from both the kids and their art teachers," said Julie Jones, a Chattanooga Market artist who judged the event. Below are the first through third place winners for each grade level.
1st - Parneeta Mahapatra of C.S.L.A.
2nd - Mica Mihaescu of Collegedale Academy
3rd - Jessica Pierce of C.S.L.A.
1st - Caily Fouts of Silverdale Baptist Academy
2nd - Shelby Hudson of C.S.L.A.
3rd - Zoe Leslie of Silverdale Baptist Academy
1st - Emily Grace Young who is home-schooled
2nd - Noah Gadd of Silverdale Baptist Academy
3rd - Selena Ferrer of Collegedale Academy
1st - Meredith Cress of Collegedale Academy
2nd - Rose Mullins of Silverdale Baptist Academy
3rd - Pula Rodriquez of Sequoyah High School
1st - Jake Brown of Sequoyah High School
2nd - Uriah Young who is home schooled
3rd - Katie Ford of Silverdale Baptist Academy
1st - Ruth Schuiling of Silverdale Baptist Academy
2nd - Christina Kuchma of Ooltewah High School
3rd - Cece Jooma & Danielle Harr of Collegedale Academy
1st - Ruth Schuling of Silverdale Academy
2nd - Kelcy Boston of Red Bank High School
3rd - Rodneisha Dozier, Raben Jenkins, Alejandra Mairanda
and Fred Mathews of Red Bank High School