CRESTVIEW — The Okaloosa County Fair is over for another year, but three Crestview High School students have tangible memories in the form of ribbons awarded for their art works at the annual event.
Rebecca Morris, a junior, received a second-place ribbon for “Misty,” a cut paper collage depicting a small dog. Each component of the work was made from individual pieces of colored paper intricately cut to form the image.
Collegiate High School junior Naomi Campagne received an Honorable Mention ribbon for her sculpture, “My Life is in Your Hands.” The work depicts an infant cradled in a pair of caring hands. Naomi, a Crestview resident, spends most of her school day at the Northwest Florida State College-based high school, but begins her day in Crestview High art instructor Laurel Breaux’s studio classroom at Crestview High.
“She’s Collegiate now but she still participates in Crestview High School activities,” Breaux said. “She is exceptionally talented.”
Jordan Sutherland, a Crestview High 10th-grader, also won an Honorable Mention ribbon for her ceramic plate, “Falling Leaves.” Leaf-shaped holes in the plate accentuate the work’s title.
The local students’ winning artistry was exhibited throughout the Oct. 8-13 fair at the Fort Walton Beach fairgrounds.
The Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach administers the visual arts component of the fair, Breaux said.