Preserve Our Past Art and Essay Invitational Winners Announced

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Friday, May 04, 2018

Students from White, Pulaski and Benton counties were the top winners in the 27th annual “Preserve Our Past” art and essay invitational sponsored by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Bryce Smith of Ahlf Junior High School in Searcy won first place in the seventh-and-eighth grade art division for a drawing of the Selma Methodist Church, while Bart Walker of Haas Hall Academy in Rogers won first place in the seventh-and-eighth grade essay division for a piece on the Potts Inn Tavern. Savanna Young of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock won first place in the fifth-and-sixth grade art division for a drawing of the Old Mill in North Little Rock. The contest was held as part of Arkansas Heritage Month 2018 activities.

Other winners in the seventh-and eighth grade art division were Madison Caple of Cotter Junior High School, second place for a drawing of the Cotter Bridge, and Kai Griffith of Hot Springs Junior Academy, third place for a drawing of the Medical Arts Building in Hot Springs.

Other seventh-and-eighth grade essay division winners were Meera Arunkumar of Haas Hall Academy, second place for an essay on Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, and Destiny Bowden of Pottsville Junior High, third place for writing about the Pottsville Citizens Bank.

Other fifth-and-sixth grade art division winners were Lindy Gildon of Pulaski Academy, second place for a drawing of the Old State House, while two Pulaski Academy students tiedfor third place: Kamoree Daniels for a drawing of the Hotze House in Little Rock and Luke Dallas for a depiction of the Albert Pike Memorial Temple. Shallya Anand of Pulaski Academy won honorable mention in the division for a drawing of Curran Hall in Little Rock.

Honorable mention in the seventh-and-eighth grade art division went to Abby Kilgore of Wynne Junior High School for a depiction of the Riley Cabin in Cross County and Emma Gomez of Hot Springs Junior Academy for a drawing of the Malco Theater in Hot Springs. Winning honorable mention in the seventh-and-eighth grade essay division were William Burgener of Hector High School, who wrote about the Arkansas State Capitol and Francine Cuevas of Hector High for an essay on the Knox House in Pine Bluff.

First-, second- and third-place winners in each division will receive a trophy, honorable mention recipients will get a ribbon, and all students who entered will receive a certificate. Winning entries and honorable mention entries will be displayed at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock throughout May, which is Arkansas Heritage Month. Winning entries can be seen at

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the Department of Arkansas Heritage division responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving cultural resources. Other divisions are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.

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