Battle Ground school district announces winners of art show


Battle Ground Public Schools recently recognized the winners of its 63rd annual District Art Show during a school board meeting.

High school students received juried awards in four categories that included 2D, 3D/sculpture, photography and digital, while middle school students received juried awards by grade level.

Special awards were also presented to students from all grade levels, stated a news release. Those awards included best of show, the Bob Peck awards, the superintendent award, the board’s choice awards and a people’s choice category.

More than 500 people voted online for the people’s choice category in a virtual gallery. 

The art show was started in 1959 by then Battle Ground art teacher Bob Peck in collaboration with city librarian Florence Rieck. It has been an ongoing tradition since that time. 

This year’s winners include: 

Superintendent award: Nellie Davis, Captain Strong Primary

Bob Peck award: Sylvia Carlson, Yacolt Primary; Colby McGraw, Amboy Middle School; Marcus Rotschy, Battle Ground High School

Best of show: David Tribon, Yacolt Primary; Mason Bruckelmyer, Amboy Middle School; Sydney Schafte, Prairie High School

Board’s choice awards: Sydney Whisenhunt, Prairie High School; Eda Homola, Tukes Valley Middle; Emma Flowers, River HomeLink; Vivianna Nguyen, Prairie High School; Emerson Hoyt, Captain Strong Primary

People’s choice: Pippa Crouch, Pleasant Valley Primary; Lucy Humphrey, Chief Umtuch Middle School; Brianna Morrell, Prairie High School

First place by grade:

Fifth grade: Jonathan Libhart, Amboy Middle School

Sixth grade: Lexie Hunt, Laurin Middle School

Seventh grade: Allison Le, Pleasant Valley Middle

Eighth grade: Emma Muonio, Chief Middle School

First place by category:

2D: Sydney Schafte, Prairie High School

3D/sculpture: Kiera McKee, Prairie High School

Photography: Lanae Rhoades, Battle Ground High School

Digital: Zoey Turner, Prairie High School

View the entire art show gallery and the winning artworks by students in our district by visiting


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