Okaloosa Arts Alliance Announces Annual School Poster Winners


Several area students were winners of the 13th annual OAA Okaloosa County School Poster Contest hosted by The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA). First-place winners included students from Northwest FL Ballet Académie, Rocky Bayou Christian School and Crestview High School with the theme: “Sparking the Arts.” There were 218 entries from the following schools: Rocky Bayou Christian School, Crestview High School, Youth Village, Silver Sands School, Destin High School, Fort Walton Beach High School, Shalimar Elementary, Northwest Florida Ballet Académie, Edge Elementary, Kenwood Elementary, Mary Esther Elementary, Elliot Point Elementary, Ruckel Middle School, Meigs Middle School, Lewis Middle School and Bob Sikes Elementary. Eglin Federal Credit Union generously donated gift cards.

Elementary School (K5-4)
First Place, Norah Hall, 3rd Grade, Northwest FL Ballet Académie
Second Place, Chandler Fife, 3rd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Third Place, Linley Chilcoat, 3rd Grade, Edge Elementary School
Third Place, Mariah Tindall, 3rd Grade, Kenwood Elementary School

Middle School (5-8)
First Place, Sarah Hood, 8th Grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Second Place, Jenessa Laemmel, 7th Grade, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Third Place, Brodie Laconlac, 7th grade, Ruckel Middle School

High School (9-12)
First Place, Kayla Watson, 10th Grade, Crestview High School
Second Place, Julia Partain, 9th Grade, Crestview High School
Third Place, Laura Hill, 9th grade, Fort Walton Beach High School

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 local arts agency that strengthens Okaloosa County by supporting the arts through advocacy, education and marketing.
The OAA is supported in part by the Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture and from Florida Arts auto license tag revenues. However, it could not exist without its members and community support. For more information, go to www.okaloosaarts.org.