Shelby County Schools Superintendents’ Art Show winners honored

By KATIE MCDOWELL/General Manager

COLUMBIANA – Nine student winners of the Shelby County Schools Superintendent’s Art Show were recognized at the March 20 Shelby County Board of Education meeting.

The art show was held in conjunction with Youth Art Month in March, and the winners received a medal and certificate from Superintendent Randy Fuller. The winning pieces were on display at the central office in Columbiana for the first two weeks in March.

A selection of these winners, along with other pieces chosen by a panel of judges, were also sent to the State Superintendent’s Art Show in Montgomery, according to a Shelby County Schools press release.

Elisa Britton, an eighth grader at Chelsea Middle School, won first place at the state competition.

 Category I

(All media and mixed media)


1st place – Hope Miller, third grade, Oak Mountain Elementary, teacher Carol Popwell

2nd place – Riley Hollabaugh, second grade, Helena Elementary, teacher Alice Lobell


1st place – Gloria Ortiz, fourth grade, Valley Intermediate, teacher Sherri Campbell

2nd place – Megan Atkinson, fifth grade, Helena Intermediate, teacher Holly Pryor


1st place – Savannah Brown, eighth grade, Columbiana Middle, teacher Lonnie Moore

2nd place – Ethan Crawford, Calera Middle, eighth grade, teacher Katherine Stewart


1st place – Kristen Hamby, 10th grade, Chelsea High, teacher Max Newton

2nd place – Kayla Dorough, 10th grade, Vincent Middle/High, teacher Paul Williamson,


1st place – Lauren Moody, 11th grade, Pelham High, teacher Kim Harrison

2nd place – Adelina Seda, 12 grade, Shelby County High, teacher Laura Alvord

 Category II

(Digital artwork and photography)


1st place – Jadlyn Debardlabon, third grade, Inverness Elementary, teacher Abigail Weaver


1st place – Elisa Britton, eighth grade, Chelsea Middle, teacher Lori Risher,


1st place – Ansley Vanderpool, Chelsea High, 10th grade, teacher Jason Beasley


1st place – Olivia Black, 12th grade, Chelsea High, teacher Jason Beasley