Fort Frye Art Show winners named

The Fort Frye High School art department held its annual art show May 15 in the school’s small gym. Receiving “Best of Show” was Abigail Medina for her Encaustic entitled “Peacock.”

Displays in numerous media were presented, with the following winners being chosen as first, second, and third place award winners:

Clay – Jada Baker, Josie White and Kerri Veyon; Encaustic – Abigail Medina, Sarah Klinger and Abbey Tornes; Charcoal – Abigail Medina, Haley Oliver and Devon Lang; Ink – Gabriel McGowan, Maddison Poole for “Horse and Wolf” and Haley Oliver for “Ariel;” Black and White Pointillism – Abigail Medina for “Beard Guy,” Karisa Lang for “Basketball” and Josie White for “Flower;” Cardboard Relief – Haley Morgan, Sebastian Drawdy and Leithon Stewart; Houses – Abbey Tornes and Shawntell Parson, Skylar Kell and Adrienne, and Drew Layton and Matthew Roush; Print – Alexandra Tice, Brice Brightbill and Terren Huck; Automobile Design – Haley Rhodes, Sebastian Drawdy and Evan Scott.

Acrylics – Abigail Medina for “Starry Night,” Kayla Dye for “Autumn” and Abbey Tornes for “Black and White;” Pencil – Cesar Huck, Cody Sparks for “Truck” and Jada Baker for “Hand with Baby Hand;” Color Pointillism – Devan Lang for “Cars,” Jessi Callihan for “Maria” and Kyle Cline for “Coke;” Calligraphy – Jada Baker, Kyle Cline and Destiny Frye; Portraits – Josie White, Maddison Poole and Cody Sparks; Colored Pencil – Sarah Klinger, Maddison Poole for “Tiger Eye” and Jordyn Hendershot; Watercolors – Josie White for “Sunset,” Nicole Robertson for “Wolf” and Ian Lockhart for “Star Wars;” Fashion Design – Logan Madison, Tanner Booth and Alexandra Tice; Collage – Bruce Brightbill for “Ford,” Jada Baker and Kerri Veyon; Full Figures – Jada Baker for “Ballerina,” Mya Sauls and David Lockhart.

Pastel – Jody Targonski, Chelsey Schott and Regan Skinner for “Black and White”; Etched Glass – Kayla Dye, Skylar Kell for “Bengals” and Jody Targonski for “Umbrella”; Wood – Matt Roush for “Roush,” Abbey Tornes and Shawntell Parsons; Comics – Samantha Sloan, Abbey Tornes and Kayla Dye; Multi-Media – Jessica White, Jordyn Hendershot and Sarah Klinger; Ceiling Tiles – Haley Oliver, Kristen Cline and Jody Targonski; Styro – Karisa Lang, Kerri Veyon and Terren Huck; Scratchboard – Matthew Roush for “Profile,” Shawntell Parsons and Jade Heeter.

Fort Frye High School art teacher is Ms. Kathy Allen-Bidwell. Judge for the show was Fort Frye elementary art teacher Eric Henniger.



These Beverly-Center Elementary students were chosen as “Student of the Month” for May for demonstrating their “Cadet Pride” – Character, Attitude, Determination, Effort, Team Work, Pride, Respect, Integrity, Dependability and Encouragement: Kindergarten – Bowen Elliott and Lawrence West; First Grade – Coen Fouss and Jaymi Gallegos; Second Grade – Connor Campbell and Joel Duskey; Third Grade – Shannon Cooper, Ethan Duskey and Ryan Duskey; Fourth grade – Anhalah Anderson and Cody Owens; Fifth Grade – Brian Adkins and Brandon Roe; Sixth Grade – Isaiah Jones.


Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.