October 17, 2012
The fourth and fifth graders of Cherry Hills Village Elementary School once again set the bar high in this year’s Young at Art competition hosted by the Cherry Hills Land Preserve. Two hundred pieces of art were submitted by the CHVES students, and all were on display on October 17 in the Glenmoor Country Club ballroom. The young artists, their parents, grandparents, and siblings attended the event which, in addition to announcing the winners, included refreshments and entertainment by guitarist Margaret Hayden.
Cherry Hills Village Art Commissioners Gay Warren, Douglas Smooke, and Teresa Harbaugh served as judges for the event. Event chair, Klasina VanderWerf , noted, “The judges had their work cut out for them. There were so many good pieces of art submitted; they had to deliberate long and hard to choose the place winners from among the finalists.”
Stephanie Bluher, Board President of the Cherry Hills Land Preserve, welcomed the crowd and talked about the beauty of the surroundings in Cherry Hills Village which everyone enjoys and which provided the subject for many of the children’s art submissions. The theme of the art contest for fourth and fifth graders was, “How the Outdoors Inspires Me.”
There were three place winners from each grade. One of the prizes for the winners was a complimentary framing of their art by the Framed Image art and framing store in the Happy Canyon Shopping Center. Fourth grade winners were first place, Connor Jankowski; second place, Addie Follett; and third place Abby Goodrum. Fifth grade winners were first place, Elsie Jacobsen; second place, Samantha Lathrum; and third place, Grant
The Cherry Hills Land Preserve is a local non-profit organization in Cherry Hills Village that promotes the preservation of natural open lands.