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Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp artwork on display in Cheyenne
2/12/2018
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WGFD
Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp artwork on display in Cheyenne

February is a good time to visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Cheyenne Headquarters to see the award-winning work of local youth artists.

2/12/2018 4:21:17 PM
Cheyenne - February is a good time to visit the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Cheyenne Headquarters to see the award-winning work of local youth artists. The 2017 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program’s top-placing entries are on display until Feb. 28, and is one of the last chances to see this work.

Kids from across the state submitted 574 art entries, from kids in kindergarten up to 12th grade. Students were able to include a “conservation message” with their art summarizing what they learned through the program. Isabelle Olsen, 15, of Wright, submitted this year’s winning conservation message:

“People say that the future holds great things, but without conservation the future holds nothing.”

Wyoming’s 2017 Best-of-Show artwork was of a king eider drake, titled “Taking Flight” by Hannah Saville, 15, of Powell. Saville’s colored pencil of the king eider drake and Olsen’s conservation message represented Wyoming at the 2017 National Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest, held last April.

Annually, a panel of judges selects the national level Best of Show, which will be used to create the National Junior Duck Stamp. The Junior Duck Stamp is available for $5 from the U.S. Postal Service, Amplex Corporation and from many National Wildlife Refuges, as well as at www.duckstamp.com. Proceeds from the sale of the stamps support conservation education and provide awards and scholarships for students, teachers and schools participating in the Junior Duck Stamp Program.

Wyoming’s Junior Duck Stamp Program also awards a “Betty Nelson Artistic Promise Award” to the younger age group, kindergarten through sixth grade, to an artist the judges feel exhibits exemplary artistic promise. This year’s Betty Nelson Artistic Promise Award went to Ryan Cox, 10, of Riverton for a colored pencil and pencil depiction of a wood duck drake.

The Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program is sponsored by the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program, Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge and Wyoming Ducks Unlimited and is made possible through support and participation of local teachers, parents and Wyoming students.
The following is a list of artists who placed first, second, and third, as well as the honorable mentions and recognition for creativity from each group for student’s Wyoming Junior Duck Stamp Program artwork:

Group I (grades K-3):





Place
First Name
Last Name
Age
City
1st
Rosemary
Shriver
8
Wilson
1st
Dune
Mecartney
9
Jackson
1st*
Julia
Krugh
8
Wilson
2nd
Riley
Meyer
8
Kemmerer
2nd*
Danika
Draper
8
Kemmerer
2nd*
Abel
Jimenez
8
Kemmerer
3rd
Noah
Parks
7
Kemmerer
3rd
Jaydyn
Nate
9
Cokeville
3rd
Harper
Maher
8
Wilson
HM
Tessa
Davis
8
Kemmerer
HM
Kimberleigh
Goodman
8
Kemmerer
HM
Seth
Maxwell

Kemmerer
HM
Anna
Smith
8
Kemmerer
HM
Brinley
Backman
8
Kemmerer
HM
Tucker
Erickson

Kemmerer
HM
Samantha
Viviano
7
Kemmerer
HM
Ledger
Ellis
8
Kemmerer
HM
Taylar
Nate
6
Cokeville
HM
Whitli
Groll
7
Cokeville
HM
Beryl
Eddy
8
Wilson
HM
John
Horstmann
8
Wilson
HM
Zoe
Bosch
9
Wilson
HM
Quincy
Judd
9
Kelly
HM
Lola
Mizelle
7
Kelly
HM
Adrienne
Howard
9
Jackson
Creative Recognition:




*
Anni
Hansen
6
Wilson


Group II (grades 4-6):





Place
First Name
Last Name
Age
City
1st
Samual
Dornan
10
Kelly
1st
Casey
Loewer
9
Jackson
1st - Betty Nelson Artistic Promise Award
Ryan
Cox
10
Riverton
2nd*
Cecily
Ross
11
Wilson
2nd
Brynn
Abbey
11
Wilson
2nd*
Mackenzie
Nez
10
Riverton
3rd
Beckett
Maher
11
Wilson
3rd
Georgia
Evans
9
Kelly
3rd
Sascha
Mizelle
10
Kelly
HM
Ava
Tozzi
11
Wilson
HM
Madeline
Moore
10
Wilson
HM
Tatum
Graham
11
Wilson
HM
Alex
French
11
Wilson
HM
Brynn
Crabtree
10
Wilson
HM
Leo
Hillinger
9
Wilson
HM
Maddie
McNamara
10
Wilson
HM
Bradford
King
10
Wilson
HM
Dylan
Zimmerman
11
Kelly
HM
Alison
Burcham
10
Kelly
HM
Maisen
Borchardt
11
Moran
HM
Aurora
Stiles
11
Moran
HM
Carter
Hatling
9
Pine Haven
HM*
Griffin
Miller
10
Wilson
HM*
Vanessa
Jorgensen
9
Wilson
HM*
Moriah Joy
Heindel
10
Jackson


Group III (grades 7-9):





Place
First Name
Last Name
Age
City
1st & 2nd Runner Up for BOS
Trienna
Collicott
15
Powell
1st & 4th Runner Up for BOS
Sloane
Asay
15
Powell
1st* & Wyoming Best of Show
Hannah
Saville
15
Powell
2nd
Randallin
Flores
15
Powell
2nd
Sydney
Nate
13
Cokeville
2nd*
McKenzie
Clarkson
15
Powell
3rd
Daymon
Myers
13
Cokeville
3rd
Whytney
Murdock
14
Cokeville
3rd
Jordan
Nate
13
Cokeville
HM
Abigail
White
14
Powell
HM
Sierra
Morris

Powell
HM
Tyson
Jones
16
Powell
HM
Aaron
Snyder
14
Powell
HM
Heather
Wittick
15
Powell
HM
Lauren
Lejeune
15
Powell
HM
Marie
Ramier
14
Powell
HM
Wyatt
Murray
15
Powell
HM
Karson "Yeti"
Luthi
15
Cokeville
HM
Janessa
Moody
15
Cokeville
HM
Kayla
Teichert
13
Cokeville
HM
Michael
Cook
12
Cokeville
HM
Dakota
Bethers
13
Cokeville
HM
Austin
Benson
15
Cokeville
HM
Demi
Harmon
13
Cokeville
HM*
Nate
Barnes
13
Cokeville
Creative Recognition:




*
Marina
Goffaux
16
Powell
*
Jasmin
Gonzalez
13
Cokeville


Group IV (grades 10-12):





Place
First Name
Last Name
Age
City
1st
Maggie
Cruz
15
Powell
1st & 1st Runner Up for Best of Show
Kaylee
Cornia
16
Cokeville
1st & 3rd Runner Up for BOS
Rayven
Faxon
17
Powell
BOS Conservation Message
Isabelle
Olsen
15
Wright
2nd
Brooke
Tucker
17
Powell
2nd
Alley
McKinnon
17
Cokeville
2nd
Aubrie
Stenerson
16
Powell
3rd
Rachel
Bonander
15
Powell
3rd
Yoli
Oussanov
17
Cokeville
3rd*
Luis
Varela
18
Wright
HM
Tiffany
Bergman
18
Powell
HM
Jalie
Timmons
15
Powell
HM
Jonathan
Morrow
17
Powell
HM
Alina
O'Leary
15
Powell
HM
McKenzie
Thompson
16
Powell
HM
Jacinta
Schneider
17
Powell
HM
Jaighden
Rayment
17
Powell
HM
Wesley James Lawson
Patrick
16
Powell
HM
Brianna
Simmons
16
Powell
HM
Addison
Petrie
17
Powell
HM
Britney
Bowen
16
Cokeville
HM
Lukia
Brown
17
Cokeville
HM
Cheyenne
Reed
18
Cokeville
HM
Hanna
Helm
17
Cokeville
HM
Jacque
VanVleet
16
Wright
HM
Corban
Reade

Wright
Creative Recognition:




*
Joshua
Summers
15
Powell
*
Trey
Donahue
17
Cokeville
*
Jakob
Harmon
16
Cokeville
*
Brianna
Wrigley
17
Wright


(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))
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