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Maekenna Wyrick, Hoisington, "First Day of School," first place - 5th Grade

‘Happy Birthday, Kansas!’ Photo Contest winners receive prizes at Kansas State Capitol

Winners of the Happy Birthday, Kansas! Student Photo Contest received prizes on

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in celebration of Kansas’ 159th birthday at the Kansas State Capitol.

Governor Laura Kelly presented awards to the winners from first through 12th grades. First place in each

grade receives an iPad and second place a Kindle. Marearl Denning, represented the legislative spouses

who sponsor the contest, now in its sixth year, in conjunction with the Kansas Historical Society.

The statewide contest invited students to shoot photographs based on the theme, Going to School in

Kansas, throughout the state in 2019. Photographs from the 24 winners will be on display online at kshs.org/18622.

These are the winners in the 2019 photo contest:

 

First grade:

First place: Winston James Alexander, “Painting Applies,” Lawrence

“Painting Apples”

Second place: Jarett Riley, “Anderson Hall,” Galva

 

Second grade:

First place Rebecca Barnhardt, “Arvonia School,” Lebo

Second place: Josie Beltz, “Cheering for the Home Team,” Galva

 

Third grade:

First place: Tanner Riley, “School in One Room,” Galva

Second place: Zoe Koon, “Enhanced Learning,” Overland Park

 

Fourth grade:

First place: Alyssa Babcock, “Waiting for the Bell,” Topeka

Second place: Faith McMannis, “Roxbury Remnants,” Canton

 

Fifth grade:

First place: Maekenna Wyrick, “First Day of School,” Hoisington

Second place: Lizzy Sturgeon, “Standing Beauty,” Topeka

 

Sixth grade:

First place: Addison Sibley, “Old Schoolhouse,” Topeka

Second place: Jack Eaton, “The Hard Truth,” Shawnee

 

Seventh grade:

First place: Kyle Christopher Miller, “Winter Sunrise at Drop-Off” Derby

Second place: Braxton Miller, “One Room School House,” Harveyville

 

Eighth grade:

First place: Abraham Hilbert, “Face-Off,” Seneca

Second place: Liam Alexander Bell, “Empty Entrance,” Leavenworth

 

Ninth grade:

First place: Elizabeth Singh Dhillon, “The Bells of St. Marys,” Saint Marys

Second place: Noah Behrends, “District 34,” Wellsville

 

10th grade:

First place: Alysson Wells, “Neon Night,” Columbus

Second place: John Michael Dill, “Scenery,” Bucklin

 

11th grade:

First place: Matthew Cunningham, “Graduation,” Graduation

Second place: Mariah Bailee Jo Stout, “Undefeated,” Bucklin

 

12th grade:

First place: Jamasen Nichols, “Escaping the Dark and Lonely,” Lehigh

“Escaping the Dark and Lonely”

Second place: Monica Costa, “Friends,” Galva

 

The Kansas Historical Society is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS.

You can reach them at 785-272-8681, ext. 262, or at www.kshs.org.

–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice

 

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