Chilton County 150th committee recognizes poster contest winners

Published 11:51 am Monday, October 29, 2018

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Several students in Chilton County celebrated the county’s sesquicentennial by participating in the Chilton County 150th Poster Contest.

The winners were recognized during the Goose Pond Gala on Oct. 27 and received gifts cards from Walmart.

The contest chose winners in four divisions.

Winners for the kindergarten through second grade division were first place Greyson Barton and a tie for second place between Noelle Mack and Ellie Harrison, all from Clanton Elementary School.

Winners in the third through fifth grade division were first place Brody Barnett, second place Marleigh Robinson and third place Matthew Nance, all of Jemison Intermediate School. Winners in the sixth through eighth grade division were home-schooled student Alaina Cantley in first place, Molly Brand of Verbena High School in second place and Marynn Vaith of Clanton Middle School in third place. Winners in the ninth through 12th grade division were first place Brennen Henderson and second place Gabe Tomlin, both of Jemison High School.

All of the posters are displayed at the Chilton/Clanton Public Library through the first week of November.

Clanton Elementary art teacher Julie Harrison coordinated the contest.

She said the contest was open to kindergarten through 12th grade no matter what school they attended, including home-schooled students.

“It had to be something relevant to Chilton County,” Harrison said. “It could be maybe the history of one particular thing or a particular person, and then they had to, of course, have clarity in their wording, beautiful images. They could draw their images, or they could do collage. It was just really open to what kind of art you could do.”

The 82 entries were judged by the Chilton County 150th committee members.

The subjects of the posters offered a wide range of Chilton County highlights from pageants and peaches to founding of the county and business history.

Art celebrating the county is also on display at Senior Connection as a joint display of students’ work from Clanton Elementary, Chilton County High School and Jemison High School.