Istanbul Art & Essay Contest for Middle and High Schools Thanks Georgia! More than 1000 submissions from 156 teachers in 110 schools. The Award Ceremony will be held on February 19, 2009 at the auditorium of North Atlanta High School at 4:00 pm. Winners of the 2008-2009 Art Contest Middle Schools Name Grade Teacher 1st Place: Lacario 8 L.S. Driver Rainey 2nd Place: Isis Jefferson 8 Teresa Libbey 3rd Place: Greta Wood 6 Ron Phillips Honorable Mentions Elizabeth Quarden Abigail DeWeerth Weaver Ellard Lijah Hanley Julianna Wells Chase Pincney Valantina Gomora Eliza Renner Tucker Lancaster Hunter Hasty Greta Movsisyan Danny Russell Jack Goode 7 6 8 7 8 8 8 7 7 8 8 6 7 Jennifer Wilson Beth Allyn Parker Stan Ellard Catherine Allen Gina Eskey Teresa Libbey Maurel Denge Mark Washington Mark Washington Denise Marsh Kimberly Peddrew C.Cohen Amy Hatcher South Forsyth Middle School Renfroe Middle School Homeschool Piney Grove Middle School Harris County Carver M. School Tucker Middle School Pointe Middle School Inman Middle School Inman Middle School Ellis G. Arnall Middle School Chamblee Middle School Bartlett Middle School Frank N. Osborne M. School School G.P. Babb Middle School Tucker Middle School Coastal Middle School Amy Cobb Susanna Kinser Jacob Robert Martin Jennifer Nguyen Tyler Lee Jessie Saltarelli Tramaine Denson 7 8 8 7 7 7 6 Mary Jones Hudson Chris Walden Suzanne Carey Amy Atkins Amy Atkins Amy Atkins C. Cohen Harris County Carver M. School Little Mill Middle School Rising Starr Middle School South Forsyth Middle School South Forsyth Middle School South Forsyth Middle School Bartlett Middle School High Schools Name 1st Place: Emily Silva 2nd Place: Jennifer Paek 3rd Place: Laura Bragg Grade Teacher 12 12 10 Lindy Cox Debi West Wes Greer Honorable Mentions Karolina Akimov Jesse Abbott Michael Lerque Delmonte Carter Cati Voutila Allison Eddy Hope Wasden Lexi Wood Chelsea Nabb Erin Kathryn Cook Jaimie Haas Hannah Eikren Marcus Byrd Jazmin Palma Abby Casso Sara Lydia Tuell 12 10 11 12 11 10 12 10 11 12 12 12 10 11 10 10 Emily Zavitz Christy Fleming Jeremy Blair Samantha Barnum John Riggins Debi West Debi West Debi West Debi West Hope Steele Rosemary Barnes John Riggins Lisa Guyton Lisa Beavers Meredith Bridges Chris Head Chattahoochee High School Habersham Central High School Windsor Forest High School Madison County High School Centennial High School North Gwinnett High School North Gwinnett High School North Gwinnett High School North Gwinnett High School Peachtree Ridge High School Sandy Creek High School Centennial High School Chamblee Charter High School Cross Keys High School Monsignor Donovan High School Morgan County High School School Clarke Central High School North Gwinnett High School Dawson County High School Halie Brimelow Stephany Gill Ally Maskowitz Joshua Foster 11 12 12 11 N.Brandhorst N.Brandhorst Samira Bregeth Alana Sone North Atlanta High School North Atlanta High School Roswell High School Southeast Whitfield High School Thanks to our judges from Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University: Dr. Sandra Bird Dr. Diana Gregory Dr. Linda Hightower Jeanette Wachtman Dr. Lanny Milbrandt Dr. Melody Milbrandt As seen on the rubric, the contest judges have only been provided with a number and student's grade information for each submission. After the judging was over, all winners were re-identified according to their submission number. Winners of 2008-2009 Annual Essay Contest Middle Schools Name 1st Place: Deion King 2nd Place: Keith Jackson 3rd Place: Amy Reynolds Grade Teacher 7 Cathy Alexander 8 7 Debra Moody Catherine Allen Honorable Mentions Oliver Zhou Mo Adewunmi Mckenzie Neal Paige Hamby Cara Kirby Lucas Maurer Cole Hall 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 Katherine Pridgen Fulton Science Academy Katherine Pridgen Fulton Science Academy Meredith Hall Amy Atkins Jennifer Dawson Tiara Ferrell Webb Bridge Middle School South Forsyth Middle School Lost Mountain Middle School Conyers Middle School School Trickum Middle School Trickum Middle School Piney Grove Middle School Maureen Brannen Creekland Middle School Wahidah Muhammad Joy Boner Benny Bierbaum JaQuan Beachem Samad Ali Natalie Schmitt Garrett Reynolds Julian Menzel Conor Flynn Landon Broughton Darren Diaz Jacob Watson Will Barnett 6 8 8 8 8 7 6 8 8 8 7 7 7 Tiara Ferrell Conyers Middle School Katherine Pridgen Fulton Science Academy Katherine Pridgen Fulton Science Academy Katherine Pridgen Fulton Science Academy Katherine Pridgen Fulton Science Academy Catherine Allen Courtney Downs Kim Benefield Debra Moody Debra Moody Lindsay Cramb Lindsay Cramb Lindsay Cramb Piney Grove Middle School Fulton Science Academy Trickum Middle School Trickum Middle School Trickum Middle School Fulton Science Academy Fulton Science Academy Fulton Science Academy High Schools Name Grade Teacher 1st Place: Cherini Ghobrial 12 Samira Bregeth 2nd Place: Breanna Betts 3rd Place: Kaela Horne 10 Karen Oberlin School Roswell High School Chattahoochee High School 10 Pamela Hammond Brantley County High School Honorable Mentions Ross Thiele Kitwan McCoy Maggie Kellett Diana Morris Sonika Reddy So Hyun Lee Aimee Smith Ethan Smith Hala El-Shaffey Erika Keil 9 9 Jessica Howie TEACH High School Athens Academy Cass High School Fayette County High School Mount Pisgah Christian School Eagle's Landing High School Forsyth Central High School Adrienne Keathley TEACH High School 11 Amy Sweetapple 11 Britney Holland 11 Stephen Bain 11 Diana Wood 12 Zackory Kirk 9 Kate Potts 11 Stephanie Harrison South Forsyth High School 11 Rebecca Deurlein South Forsyth High School Amy Feinberg Emily Seibert Julia Andretta Katharine Elizabeth Horne Travis Kent Betul Benzer Summer Mashayekh Chad Sims Mitchell Turner Brielle TerBeek 10 Elaine Dasher 10 Elaine Dasher 10 Elaine Dasher 10 Elaine Dasher 10 Elaine Dasher 10 Jessica Howie 11 Jessica Howie 11 Millie Turek 10 Silvia Riet 12 Marlene Holland Sequoyah High School Sequoyah High School Sequoyah High School Sequoyah High School Sequoyah High School TEACH High School TEACH High School Sandy Creek High School Sandy Creek High School Sandy Creek High School Thanks to our judges from Georgia State University College of Education: Dr. Chara Haeussler Bohan Dr. Geeta Verma Dr. Jonathan Jay Orr Dr. Joseph R. Feinberg Dr. Kadir Demir Natalie Cowart Yvonnia Henderson Cynthia Schafer Samantha Fraser Heather Stevens Keith Haber As seen on the rubric, the contest judges have only been provided with a number and student's grade information for each submission. After the judging was over, all winners were re-identified according to their submission number. We are also very thankful for the support of Associate Dean Dr. Gwendolyn Benson and Project Coordinator Ms. Laurie Forstner.