A group of teacher Kerry Curtin’s art students racked up at the Livingston Parish Annual Talented Visual Art Show this spring.

Nineteen of Curtin’s students ranging from grades second through eighth earned ribbons during the Livingston Parish Public Schools’ 14th annual art show in April at the Watson Library.

The show lasted from April 4-28 and had between 450-500 students in the parish submit entries. Normally, it’s held at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch, a more centralized location for the parish, but it was moved this year to the Watson location due to construction.

Participants were divided into four age groups: kindergarten through third grade in one group; fourth and fifth grade in the next; sixth, seventh and eighth grades in the third, and high schoolers in the fourth.

Curtin’s students came from Live Oak Middle, South Live Oak Elementary and Live Oak Elementary and received ribbons in categories such as stained glass, pastels, pencil/colored pencils, mosaic/clay, acrylic and watercolors.

Five of his students finished in first place in their respective categories: Liberty Rabalais, eighth grade, Live Oak Middle, stained glass; Cassidy Whitted, eighth grade, Live Oak Middle, pencil drawing; Logan Daigle, fifth grade, South Live Oak Elementary, colored pencil; Jasmine Singleton, sixth grade, Live Oak Middle, mosaic/clay; Skylar Ratcliff, fifth grade, South Live Oak Elementary, watercolor pencil.

Second place finishers were Donovan Artieta, eighth grade, Live Oak Middle, mosaic/clay; Baylee Savage, sixth grade, Live Oak Middle, pencil drawing; Darshandeep Singh, eighth grade, Live Oak Middle, stained glass; Karrigan Marino, South Live Oak Elementary, acrylic; and Madison Haase, Live Oak Elementary, watercolor.

Third place finishers were Cade Fontenot, eighth grade, Live Oak Middle, mosaic/clay; Emma Brown, sixth grade, Live Oak Middle, pencil drawing; Gavin Marvel, sixth grade, Live Oak Middle, stained glass; Michael LeMay, seventh grade, Live Oak Middle, pastel; Gunner Parks, second grade, South Live Oak Elementary, colored pencil; and Travis Wilson, eighth grade, Live Oak Middle, stained glass.

Honorable mentions were Grace Warciski, eighth grade, Live Oak Middle, watercolor; Kylee Dunn, Live Oak Middle, stained glass; and Noah Rodriquez, South Live Oak Elementary, acrylic.

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