Taylor Allen, an eight-grader from Ridgway Christian School, won Best of Show at the “Top of the Middle” exhibit and reception Sunday at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
The exhibit, sponsored by the Pine Bluff Art League, showcased 82 pieces of art from eight middle and junior high schools in Jefferson County.
Over 100 students, parents, teachers and League members were in attendance, according to Marcia White, chairman of the event.
Each of the invited schools were allowed 10 entries, selected at the individual schools, and Art League members voted at their April 7 meeting to determine the top entry from each school and the Best of Show award. One school submitted only two entries. Jack Robey Junior High was invited, but the art teacher was out on surgery leave, according to League spokesmen.
Besides Allen’s top award, schools, teachers and students who won blue ribbons are listed as follows:
• Belair, (Shalisa Thomas) Lakeycia Cleveland;
• Dollarway, (Cicely Trice) Laquita Johnson;
• Redfield/White Hall, (Andrea Hathcote) Madison Stockey;
• Ridgway, (Ashley McDonald) Babylyn Rosadino;
• Southeast, (Patricia Gregson) Tyeona Brock;
• St. Joseph Catholic School, (Zera Washington) Destiny Lindsey;
• Watson Chapel, (Troy Deville) Yesenia Gonzales;
• White Hall, (Tamara Hardin) Katelyn Lanni.
The exhibit is open to the public through April 22.