Eagle Days Art Contest Winners
5th Annual Bald Eagle Days Festival: Art and Poetry Competition
Dickson Mounds Museum hosted an awards ceremony and display of student's art and poetry for the Havana Bald Eagle Days Festival: Art and Poetry Competition. Students in grades 1 - 12 from Mason and Fulton County schools submitted 169 works of art and 15 poems paying tribute to the American Bald Eagle. Competition categories included 2-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional, (including mixed media), photography, and poetry. Students could enter the competition under three age divisions for each art category; Group 1 (grades 1-4), Group II (grades 5-8), Group III (grades 9 - 12). First, second, and third place awards as well as three honorable mentions in each category were given.Ê
All entries are displayed at Dickson Mounds through Saturday, February 5, 2005. On February 5, winning entries will be displayed at the David Allen Badger Art Gallery in Havana during the Havana Bald Eagle Days Festival. Following the festival, all art and poetry entries will travel to various Fulton and Mason County libraries for public viewing.
This annual event is sponsored by the Mason and Fulton County Arts Councils, Mason County Library District, The Nature Conservancy and Dickson Mounds Museum.Ê
Two Dimensional Art Group 1
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First Place Jenna Hanlin, "Mighty Eagle" - Spoon River Valley Second Place
Jordan Gregory, "Eagle in the Tree" - Westview
Third Place (Tie)
Joseph Hohenshell, "Eagle" - Midwest Central Third Place (Tie) Wyatt Mulligan, "Eagles" - Lincoln Honorable Mention Brooke Ford, "Eagles Gone Fishing" -Canton Westview Honorable Mention Jonathon Lynch, "Landing in Water" - Spoon RiverValley Honorable Mention Alexis McCluskey, "Where is Our Mother" - Spoon River Valley
Three Dimensional Art Group 1
First Place Eileen Urish, " New Eagle" - Illini Centrall Second Place Krystina Short, "The Soarng Bird of Illinois" - Illini Central Third Place Mames Monroe, "The Bald Eagle of USA" - Avon Elementry Honorable Mention Iain McGrew, "Noble Eagle" - Avon Elementry
Mixed Media Art Group 1
First Place Cameron Lippert, "Birds With Beans" - Havana New Central Second Place
Michael Thresher, "Eagle Hill" - Havana New Central
Macy Witherell, "Eagle in the Mountains" - Havana New Central Honorable Mention Samantha Cox, "Sunshine" - Havana New Central Honorable Mention Cassidy Bagwell, "Bird With Shells" - Havana New Central Honorable Mention Hayden Pickett, "The Eagle" - Havana New Central
Poetry Group 1
First Place Kemmel Crossland, "Eagles in the Sky", Midwest Central Primary
Brown feathers falling
White head turning
Yellow talons grabbing
Gold bill tearing
Feathered body working
Small babies eating
Second Place Delbert Tibbett, "Bald Eagles", Midwest Central Primary
Brown and white feathers soaring
Orange beaks chewing
Grand eagles flying
Large nests perching
Long talons scratching
Far-seeing eyes hunting
Third Place Brooke Miller, "Bald Eagle Bald Eagle", Astoria Grade School
Bald Eagle Bald Eagle
You soar so high
You spot a little field mouse
From the sky.
You swoop down on your prey,
On this warm warm summer day.
Purched on a branch high in a tree
Watching all the other prey
Trying to flee.
They flee they flee
But they canÕt get away.
Back to the tree branch,
Where the eagle will stay.
Honorable Mention Dalanie Damm, "The Eagle", Illini Central Grade School
The Eagle flys. The Eagle sores. The Eagle flys throuth all the doors.
Honorable Mention Eric Carroll, "Sharp Eagles", Midwest Central Primary
Old feathers molting
Thick nest falling
Brown eggs hatching
Orange bills opening
Wide wings flapping
Bright babies chirping
Honorable Mention Brittney Morgan, "Eagles Soaring", Midwest Central Primary
Big eggs hatching
Roomy nest holding
Soft feathers flapping
Bushy tail waving
Shiny head turning
Colorful bird soaring
Two Dimensional Art Group 2
First Place Meghan Landry, "Eagle Morning Fishing" - Havana Jr. High Second Place Kyle Bassett, "Feeding" - Midwest Central Third Place Shane Glaser, "Soar" - Spoon River Valley Honorable Mention Heather Shaw, "Soaring Eagle" - Spoon River Valley Honorable Mention Andy Boyce, "Open Skies" - Illini Central Honorable Mention Ehelsea Burgard, "Her Majesty" - VIT Elementry Honorable Mention Logan Pigg, " Eagle in Flight" - Illini Central
Three Dimensional Art Group 2
First Place Katherine Johnson, "Eagle Mommy" - Illini Central Second Place Meghan Landry, "Taking Off" - Havana Junior High Second Place Gavin Urish, "Can You See Me?" - Illini Central Honorable Mention Alexa Markley, "The LoneEagle" - VIT Elementry
Mixed Media Art Group 2
First Place Kelsey Lishman, "Glorious Eagle" - Spoon River Valley Second Place
Cole Swibold, "Eagles Lake" - Spoon River Valley
Ryan Dowell, "Eagle, With Wings" - Spoon River Valley Honorable Mention Jordan Slater, "Spred Out Wide" - VIT Elementry Honorable Mention Breanne Carroll, "Pearching Eagle" - Spoon River Valley
Photography Group 2
Honorable Mention Jessie Lascelles, VIT Elementry Honorable Mention Garrett Strode, VIT Elementry
Poetry Group 2
Deanna Hopping, "Eagles in our Nature", V.I.T. Elementary
Fly so high that
They look like a drop
Of rain coming down from
The clouds to say hi.
Please keep the
Eagles in nature so
That you can say hi back.
Second Place Lauren Krohe, "Eagles in the Sky", V.I.T. Elementary
I watch the lone eagle soar on high,
Majestic against the blue sky.
Gliding through the air with ease
The king of the sky is at peace.
With the sun glistening off the white
Of his head and tail,
I see the magnificence and beauty of
One of GodÕs crations
Then in a split second,
As fast as lightning flashes,
He plummets from the sky
With some kind of prey in his eagle eye.
He hits the water with a splash.
He catches the prey
And it becomes the eagleÕs meal that day.
Third Place Clara Conover, "What eagles and people do Differently" Illini Central Grade School
Eagles and People are Different
People eat with forks,
Eagles eat with beaks.
People eat yummy food,
Like Chocolate Cake.
Eagles eat yucky food,
What IÕm saying is that People and Eagles are different.
Eagles were born like that and we were too.
So letÕs keep them around.
And enjoy how great they are.
They eat yucky food and screech really loud,
But they are like humans.
So letÕs keep them around.
Honorable Mention Miranda Hilst, "Marching Eagle", Illini Central Grade School
The eagle stands with pride like every brave man
WhoÕs stood behind our country and lent a helping hand.
Eagles are the glory of red, white and blue,
They represent our country and what it does for you.
Eagles soar gracefully like marching soldiers sing,
Their dedication as beautiful as wind beneath a wing.
Eagles live. Eagles fly. Eagles breathe. Eagles die.
Honorable Mention Chelsea Ackley, "See the Eagle Fly", V.I.T. Elementary
Can you see the eagle fly high above the sky?
Just watch as it spreads its wings.So many beautiful colors.
It is soaring very high.
Then its pointy, long beak picks up a fish
And carries it away to the nest.
Just watch as it feeds its young. Then the father looks out for birds
And watches as they fly by.
So, can you see the eagle fly high above the sky?
I can see two.
Honorable Mention Tre´ DeLay, "Eagle Wonders" Midwest Central Primary
Long wings flapping
Big nests hanging
Sharp talons grabbing
Scaly fish fleeing
Baby broods tweeting
Pointy bill feeding
Poetry Group 3
Honorable Mention Cody Chears, "Wings Above", Farmington Central High School
An eagle soars,
On wings abroad
Through blowing winds,
Unlike a fraud,
His feathers down,
But all along, It makes you frown,
To know that people,
Come and fall,
To kill the beauty,
That represents us all,
And living better,
Like the eagles,
We should be of feather,
With piercing eyes,
And wings so light,
Let it teach us all,
To never fight,
So let us not,
The eagle die,
But be with us,
And fly, fly, fly.