0512 MBJH Talent
Eighth grade duo Charlotte McRae, vocals, and Spence Fulmer, guitar, wowed the crowd with their Fleetwood Mac performance.
MBJH had a record number of entrants participating in the annual Art Forms contest this year.
Prior to the award assembly, each student who entered the contest received an official Art Forms T-shirt bearing the artwork of ninth grader Caroline Moore, the 2012 Logo Contest winner voted on by the student body. The art was also featured on the Art Forms Showcase posters and programs. All awards were given by judges from the community who are professionals in the respective area of art.
Seventh grade winners were: Emily Bolvig, first and second for her photograph of a sunflower and drawing of a bird in graphite; Eleanor Swagler, third for her Coca-Cola photograph, which was cut and woven with bottle caps surrounding the image. Eighth Grade winners were: Katherine Grace Moore, first for her portrait of Grace Kelly using mixed media; Georgeann Hester, second for her study of a red flower in pastel; and Frances Conner, third for her river snowflake embossed in metal. In the ninth grade: Caroline Moore, first for her clay sculpture of a lamb titled “Wolf;” Mary Keller Greene, second for her photograph of her Grandfather’s violin; and Virginia White, third for her ink drawing of a hand on a silver background. The best overall visual arts winner was ninth grader Kelley Jiang for her acrylic painting of an evening street scene. Student choice awards were given to Henry Barze, seventh grade; Callie Wilson, eighth grade; and Kelley Jiang, ninth grade.
Poetry winners were: Charlotte McRae, first; Adelaide Kimberly, second; and Mary Katherine Moore and Lowry Neil, tied for third. Essay winners were Emily Bolvig, first; Gabi Fahey, second; and Brother Swagler, third. Short Fiction award recipients were Claire Davis and Adelaide Kimberly, tied for first, Gray Robertson, second; and Eleanor Swagler, third. The best overall literary arts award was given to Avi Goldsmith for her short fiction story.
Performing arts winners for seventh grade were: Brantley Goodman, first for her jazz dance to “New York, New York;” Brooke Holloway, second for her vocal “Make You Feel My Love;” and Sam Vaughn, third for his piano performance, “Toccata.” Eighth grade awards were: Percussion Trio of Kelsey Potter, Elizabeth Turner and Sara Wiginton,firstfortheirplayonyellowSolo Cups; Charlotte McRae, vocal, and Spence Fulmer, guitar, second for their Fleetwood Mac tunes; Helen Camp, guitar, third for her original composition, “Always.” Ninth grade winners were: Stephen Little, guitar and vocal, first for his original composition “You Could Be;” Emily Sink, second for her piano performance of “Rhapsody;” and Stephanie Webster, third for her flute piece. Bill Perry, ninth grade, was the overall Performing Arts winner for his piano medley of Beatles tunes.
The Showcase was emceed by sophomore Jack Royer, and co-hosted by seniors Hannah and Rebekah Patterson. The Art Forms Committee helped facilitate the contest and was co-chaired by Lee Perry and Krislin Smith, who were assisted by 16 PTO volunteers.