North county students were well represented in the Okaloosa Arts Alliance’s eighth annual school poster contest.
Participating schools included: Rocky Bayou Christian School in Niceville and Destin, Crestview High School, Liza Jackson Preparatory School, Walker Elementary School, Florosa Elementary, Edge Elementary, Destin Middle School, Max Bruner Jr. Middle School, Northwest Florida Ballet Academie, Baker School, Northwood Elementary, Lotus Learning & Arts Center, Shalimar Elementary, Davidson Middle School, Northwest Florida Collegiate High School and Pryor Middle School.
Winners from Crestview area schools included, by division:
Elementary (K5-4): First Place, Gracie Bridges, fourth grade, Walker Elementary School
Middle (5-7): Third Place, Kaitlyn Bowler, seventh grade, Davidson Middle School
First Place, Kylie Little, ninth grade, Crestview High School
Second Place, Monthita Rasee, 11th grade, Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Addison Sanders, 10th grade, Crestview High School
Honorable Mention: Trace Kerrell, ninth grade, Crestview High School
Each first-place prize was a $75 gift card, donated by Eglin Federal Credit Union, each second-place prize was a $50 gift card, donated by the Destin Target and each third-place prize was a $25 gift card, donated by the Niceville Wal-Mart.
All 241 entries were on display during the May 6 OAA Poster Reception at the Young Philosophers Society.