Strawberry and Swedish Fest art contest winners announced

Published 3:12 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

The last Strawberry Festival and Swedish Festival art contest winners were recognized in Thorsby on May 23 for their outstanding artwork. The Strawberry and Swedish winners for each category received a goodie bag, ice cream and other items for placing in the top three in their respective contests. The group posed for a picture after the event, and Mollie Smith was named the best of strawberry winner for the contest. Her artwork will be used in the advertising for the 2024 Strawberry Festival in Thorsby.

The 2023 Strawberry Festival art contest winners pictured include — AnnaBella Northcutt, Mollie Smith, Alex Carden, Alaina Oldroyd, Alanna Cleckler, Lanie Adams, Julie Harrison, Natalie Higgins, Cody Calfee, Krystal Calfee, Trace Todd, Alyssa Kelley, Stella Barlow, Everlie Harrison, Elie Harrison and Ryley Kleysteuber.


Strawberry Festival Art Contest Winners

Pre-k Category

First place: Alyssa Kelley

Second place: Parker Wilson

Third place: Stella Barlow


Kindergarten-Second Grade Category

First place: Ava Ryan Seebeck

Second place: Everlie Harrison

Third place: Nicolas Alcala


Third-Fifth Grade Category

First place: Riley Kleysteuber

Second place: Ellie Harrison

Third place: Danielle Hayes


Sixth-Eighth Grade Category

First place: Natalie Higgins

Second place: AnnaBella Northcutt

Third place: Emily Gilliland


Most Strawberry Category

Pre-k: Trace Todd

Kindergarten-Second Grade: Alaina Oldroyd

Third Grade-Fifth Grade: Alex Carden

Sixth-Eighth Grade: Mollie Smith


Swedish Festival Art Contest Winners

Kindergarten-Second Grade Category:
First place: Everlie Harrison (Most Swedish)
Second place: Madelyn Pauley
Third place: Hannah Johnson
Honorable mention: Anna Perez Artega

Third-Fifth Grade Category
First place: Amy Santillan
Second Place: Ellie Harrison
Third Place: Amber Hendernez
Honorable mention: Karma Bonaguna
Most Swedish: Kaylie Hall, Emery Blackmon, Yaretzi Roja

Sixth-Eighth Grade Category
First place: Gabriela Romero Fuentes
Second place: Liliana Glass
Third place: Ashlyn Spearman
Honorable mention: Mollie Smith
Most Swedish: Mia Martinez

Adult Categories
Category F Winner: Alaina Lovelady
Category H Winner: Ariel Beauchamp
Category B Winner: Julie Harrison
Category C Winner: Julie Harrison
Most Swedish: Julie Harrison, Alaina Lovelady, Julie Harrison, Ariel Beauchamp