Alabaster honors winners of Clean Sweep art contest

Published 11:54 am Thursday, May 16, 2019

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Several students from Alabaster’s schools wowed judges, were chosen as winners in the city’s Clean Sweep art contest among a crowded field and earned some time in the spotlight during a recent Alabaster City Council meeting.

Councilwoman Stacy Rakestraw and Alabaster Beautification Board chairperson Marie Jordan honored several students for their award-winning artwork during a May 6 council meeting.

The People Against a Littered State art contest was sponsored by the Alabaster Clean Sweep campaign and the Beautification Board, and challenged students to create environmental-themed posters and artwork using recycled materials.

Contest judges were Shelby County Arts Council Director Bruce Andrews, Southern Dance Studio owner Janis Sherwood and Beautification Board members Donna Morris and Robert Hirt.

“We had almost 100 participants from Meadow View (Elementary), Creek View (Elementary) and Thompson High School this year, and we were excited to have that many participants in our first year,” Rakestraw said. “We thank the art teachers for all of their help, and for encouraging the students to take part in that.”

The following students were honored during the meeting:


Creek View K-3

Poster winners – Group:

-Isla McClure and Isabella Guardado-Rivas

-Ava Scruggs and Mia Holmes

-Soledad Medina and Cooper Southern


Meadow View K-3:

Poster winners – individual

-Makalyn Cannady

-Kelsi Higgins

-Jazlin Rodriquez


Poster winners – group:

-Ryan Caffey, Carlos Castillo, Haylee Black and Olivia Bogart

-John Ingrahm, Mia Garcia-Mejia, Irma Garcia-Humeramo and Adriana Moctezuma


Thompson High School

Recycled art contest:

-Mazario Speigner

-Bella Ratiff

-Trenton Harris