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2016 Why I Love America Calendar Contest Winners Announced

Kenton County Attorney Stacy Tapke and a team of judges including, Kenton County Police Chief, Col. ‘Spike” Jones, Kenton County Commissioner Beth Sewell, WWII Veteran Howard Requardt, Kentucky State Representative Brian Linder, and Title Sponsor Republic Bank Representative Steve Novak have chosen winners for the 2016 Why I Love America calendar contest.  The judges had the difficult task of narrowing thousands of entries to one winner per grade from public and private Kenton County Schools - Kindergarten through 12th grade.

All winning and honorable mention students along with their teachers will be recognized at a ceremony on Wednesday December 2, 2015 at the Dixie Heights High School at 6:00p.m.  “This calendar was created in 2001 after the September 11 attacks, in part because children can express through art what they cannot say through words.  I’m so grateful that fifteen years later school children are continuing to celebrate what they love about America – from our flag, our veterans, our first responders, our schools, our nature, our favorite pastimes, to our nation’s history.” Stacy Tapke said. 

 

The following students earned top honors as winners:

Grade

Student

School

Teacher

Kindergarten

Anna Bain

Saint Pius X

Cathy Walters

1st Grade

Bria Jaynes

Beechwood Elementary

Sharon Mitchell

2nd Grade

Ella Gough

White's Tower Elementary

Debbie Morris

3rd Grade

Vega Martinez

Beechwood Elementary

Sharon Mitchell

4th grade

Paige Greis

Blessed Sacrament

Mrs. Bradley

5th grade

Wyatt Roads

Beechwood Elementary

Sharon Mitchell

6th grade

Trey Swartz

St. Pius X

Cathy Walters

7th Grade

Jack Bell

St. Joseph

Laura Arlinghaus

8th grade

Chloe Jordan

Beechwood High School

Monica Namyar

9th Grade

Hannah Breeden

Simon Kenton High School

Matt Archer

10th grade

John Komaromy-Hiller

Villa Madonna Academy

Jan Herrmann

11th Grade

Kali Burgen

Simon Kenton High School

Charity Harrier

12th grade

Tyler Bauer

Simon Kenton High School

Matt Archer

 

The following students received honorable mention honors:

Grade

Student

School

Teacher

Kindergarten

Stella-Blue Winebrenner

Summit View Elementary

Anne Dreyer

1st Grade

Maddy Cook

White's Tower Elementary

Debbie Morris

2nd Grade

Nathan Rominger

Saint Augustine

Ms. Schappert

3rd Grade

Chayse Lambert

Community Christian Academy

Amy Moore

4th grade

Lindsey Thurber

Beechwood Elementary

Sharon Mitchell

5th grade

Ashtyn Ivey

Beechwood Elementary

Sharon Mitchell

6th grade

Meghan Nohrer

Holy Cross Elementary

J. Pemberton

7th Grade

Rachel Young

Holy Rosary Homeschool

Kelley Young

8th grade

Yamaan Ahmad

Villa Madonna Academy

Jan Herrmann

9th Grade

Anna Eisner

Villa Madonna Academy

Jan Herrmann

10th grade

Maddie Malone

Villa Madonna Academy

Jan Herrmann

11th Grade

Katie Ponder

Simon Kenton High School

Matt Archer

12th grade

Dedra Kite

Simon Kenton High School

Charity Harrier

 

Calendars will be made available at the Kenton County Attorney’s office beginning Thursday December 3rd.  

 

 

 

Posted November 9, 2015 at 12:43 PM