We are excited to announce the winners of our 2023 ‘Day Without Violence’ Calendar Contest. In the Art Contest, Charita Parvahaneni, a seventh-grader at Fruit Cove Middle School, won first place (pictured above), and Danica Klir, a ninth-grader at Allen D. Nease High School, won second place (pictured below)!
In the poetry contest, fifth-grade student Katie Meyer from Hickory Creek Elementary School won first place and Brynn Jenkins, a sixth-grader from Fruit Cove Middle School, was the second-place winner.
Our other winners include:
Freya Nesargi – 5th Grade – Patriot Oaks Academy
Annabelle Hollis- 4th Grade – Hickory Creek Elementary School
Amanda Faldman- 9th Grade – Creekside Hickory Creek Elementary
Alissa Carde – 11th Grade – Creekside Hickory Creek Elementary
Mckenzie Gladden- 7th Grade – Pacetti Bay Middle School
Lily Cullinane – 7th Grade – Pacetti Bay Middle School
Maya Alexander- 7th Grade – Fruit Cove Middle School
LeighAnn Landrum-7th Grade – Fruit Cove Middle School
Ellie Cantor-7th Grade – Fruit Cove Middle School
Olivia Gullion-7th Grade – Mill Creek Academy
Jocelyn Rivera-Cook –9th Grade – Tocoi Creek High School
Olivia Strickland- 9th Grade – Tocoi Creek High School
We want to thank all the St. Johns County Students who participated in this year’s competition, and the great cooperation we received from our St. Johns County School Administrators.
Judging was conducted by Antonio C. Scott, a long-time professional in the arts world, and Fonya Lord, a St. Augustine-based writer and visual artist.
Also, a special thanks to the great printing company HARTLEY, which is sponsoring the project for a second consecutive year.
Contest winners will receive special recognition during a St. Johns County School Board Meeting and have their artwork displayed at the Crisp Ellert Art Museum throughout October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.