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2015 Art Festival winners announced

2015 Art Festival

The Lake County Schools 2015 Fine Arts Festival gave students across the district an opportunity to present live music and drama performances and display a variety of original artwork for the community. The holiday-themed event, held Dec. 12 in Wooton Park in Tavares, was a celebration of art as a way of sparking students’ imaginations and helping them become more innovative and stronger in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, flexibility and adaptability.

Congratulations to the following winners in the visual arts competition: 



·         Best of Show – Christal Medina, Leesburg Elementary

·         Most Creative – Kaiden Kristovick, Treadway Elementary

·         Best Use of Shapes – Gabe Murphy, Groveland Elementary

·         Best Use of Colors – Samantha Benson, Eustis Elementary


·         Best of Show – Trinyti Carver, Mount Dora Middle

·         Best Technique – Anh Pham, Mount Dora Middle

·         Best Personal Expression – Carson Bridges, Abigail Morales, Megan Coco, Haleigh Rumpler and Lizbeth Santos, Grey Middle

·         Best Organization – Melissa Lozano, Tavares Middle

·         Best Integration – Mansi Patel, Windy Hill Middle


·         Best of Show – Skye Sutherland, South Lake High

·         Best Technique – Alma Vazquez, Leesburg High

·         Best Personal Expression – Lisa Baita, Leesburg High

·         Best Organization – Brandon Malec, South Lake High

·         Best Integration – Angelica Brown, Tavares High


·         First Place – Jacob Oh, Mount Dora High

·         Second Place – Gabrielle Hartley, East Ridge Middle

Thank you to the following sponsors who made the event possible: Early Learning Coalition of Lake County; Lake County Library System; Mathias Foodservice Equipment Company; Lake Eustis Museum of Art; 448 Community Club, Inc.; City of Tavares and Stephanie Walter Promotions, Inc.