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Takoma Regional Hospital walls will be adorned with student art

Takoma Regional Hospital walls will be adorned with student art

GREENEVILLE – The walls of the pediatric unit and the emergency department at Takoma Regional Hospital will be decorated with unique works of art – the fruits of labor provided by several talented student artists.

Takoma Regional Hospital invited all Greeneville and Greene County students to submit original works for an art competition with a theme of “hospital and healthcare heroes.” The hospital received an overwhelming response, as almost 400 students submitted their artwork.

A panel of judges selected three winners from each school grade category, kindergarten through eighth grade, including two honorable mentions. The 29 winning entries will be permanently installed in the pediatric unit and the emergency department at Takoma Regional. Each winner also received a $10 gift card from the hospital.

An awards ceremony for all contest winners and their parents will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 15, at the Everett and Carolyn Coolidge Volunteer Conference Center at the intersection of Coolidge Street and Takoma Avenue.

All contest entries will be on display in the Mason Gallery at the General Morgan Inn from May 22 through June 30.

Three practicing artists who are members of the Greeneville Arts Council – Clem Allison, Tricia Russell and Martha Scull – judged the contest.

The winners, including the school they represent, are:

Kindergarten: Kenly Wilhoit, Tusculum View; Cole Hunter, Doak Elementary; Michael Lloyd, Doak Elementary.

First grade: Ally Johnson, Tusculum View; Timmy Akins, Chuckey; Emma Myers, Towering Oaks Christian School.

Second grade: Bradley Holt, Tusculum View; Brandon Dwars, Glenwood Elementary; Drew Ripley, Chuckey Elementary.

Third grade: Spencer Marsh, Eastview Elementary; Phillip Groves, Eastview Elementary, Jordan Gunter, Eastview Elementary.

Fourth grade: Josh Olson, Eastview Elementary; Tyler Dimon, Eastview Elementary; Julius Gross, Eastview Elementary.

Fifth grade: Lynae Wilder, Eastview Elementary; Stone Susong, Eastview Elementary; Caitlin Bowman, Glenwood Elementary. Honorable Mention: Jessica Luetjen, Tusculum View; Hannah Thibert, Glenwood Elementary.

Sixth grade: Brandon Kelley, Glenwood Elementary; D J Harness, Chuckey-Doak Middle School; Bryan Pickle, Chuckey-Doak Middle School.

Seventh grade: Cody Dippel, Chuckey-Doak Middle School; Loryn Taylor, Chuckey-Doak Middle School; Dustin Jaynes and Dustin Baughard, Chuckey-Doak Middle School.

Eighth grade: Mickey Black and Tyler Fair, Chuckey-Doak Middle School; Carlee Jones, Glenwood Elementary; Brittany Pruchnik, Chuckey-Doak Middle School.

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