NEW HANOVER/PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The winners were recently announced for the N.C. Azalea Festival Children's Art Contest.
Winners were selected from almost 900 entries from 26 public, private, charter, and home elementary and middle schools as well as an afternoon program in New Hanover and Pender counties.
The winners are listed below:
Elementary School Division
Elajandra Torres, 4th grade, Carolina Beach Elementary
Marjorie Garcia Velasquez, 2nd grade, Mary C. Williams Elementary
Marea Bradley, 4th grade, Carolina Beach Elementary
"All the Belles"
Aiyanna Age, 3rd grade, Rachel Freeman School of Engineering
Middle School Division
Audrey Mase, 7th grade, Roland-Grise
Book Sanderford, 8th grade, Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences
Symaji Rainey, 7th grade, DC Virgo Preparatory Academy
"The Battleship Azalea"
Natalie Ramos, DC Virgo Preparatory Academy
Artwork from the top 54 entrants may be viewed in an exhibition at the Hannah Block USO/Community Arts Center Community Gallery from the beginning of the Azalea Festival through Apr. 29. A ribbon cutting will be held on Apr. 1 at 5 p.m. Mayor Saffo and the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea belles will be in attendance.