Preserve Our Past Art and Essay Winners Announced

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Thursday, May 04, 2017


LITTLE ROCK—Students from Faulkner, Pope, Stone, White and Craighead counties were the top winners in the 26th annual “Preserve Our Past” art and essay invitational sponsored by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Megan Grace Homeier of Ahlf Junior High School in Searcy won first place in the seventh-and-eighth grade art division for a drawing of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock, while Jada Parker of Pottsville Junior High School won first place in the seventh-and-eighth grade essay division for a piece on the Latimore Tourist Home in Russellville. Lanie Singleton of Greenbrier Westside School won first place in the fifth-and-sixth grade art division for a drawing of the Cedar Creek Bridge at Petit Jean State Park and Isabella DeLeuil of Atkins Middle School took first place in the fifth-and-sixth grade essay division for writing about Bruce Hall. The contest was held as part of Arkansas Heritage Month 2017 activities.

Other winners in the seventh-and eighth grade art division were Meadow Brooks of Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, second place for a drawing of the Washington County Courthouse, and Madison Mainer of Ozark Junior High School, third place for a drawing of the Bristow Hotel in Ozark.

Other seventh-and-eighth grade essay division winners were Olivia Steward of Ahlf Junior High School, second place for an essay on Fort Smith National Historic Site, and Kimbra Rhodes of Pottsville Junior High, third place for writing about the Wilson House in Russellville.

Other fifth-and-sixth grade art division winners were Kayla Cothren of Atkins Middle School, second place for a drawing of Little Rock Central High School, and Kristina Hancock of Hartford Elementary School, third place for a drawing of the Suburban House in Fort Smith. Other fifth-and-sixth grade essay division winners were Logan Pruitt of Timbo Elementary School, second place for writing about the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, and Gavin Biggerstaff of Alma Intermediate School, third place for a piece on Old Main at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Honorable mention in the seventh-and-eighth grade art division went to Kalyn Holeyfield of Ahlf Junior High for a depiction of the Mt. Pisgah School House and Marissa Gracie Jones of Ozark Junior High for a drawing of the Franklin County Jail. Winning honorable mention in the seventh-and-eighth grade essay division were Brenlee Barton of Pottsville Junior High School, who wrote about the old Monroe County Jail in Clarendon and Paige Ellington of Pottsville Junior High for an essay on the Latimore Tourist Home.

Andrew Rodriguez of Hartford Elementary School won honorable mention in the fifth-and-sixth grade art division for a drawing of the Klusmeier House in Fort Smith, as did Caden McDaniel of Atkins Middle School for a depiction of the Daisy Bates House in Little Rock. Winning honorable mention in the fifth-and-sixth grade essay division were Daniel Haley of Timbo Elementary School, who wrote about the Harris Grocery Store in Calico Rock, and Kamryn Allison of Greenbrier Westside School, who wrote about Petit Jean State Park.

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.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving cultural resources. Other agencies 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.


Recent Posts


Mississippi Main Street Association Art Deco Architecture Huntsville Commercial Historic District Main Street Searcy Kiblah School Ouachita County Arkansas 13th Amendment Classroom Presentation American Legion Arkansas Preservation Awards Roe Arkansas Estes-Williams Post #61 American Legion Hut International-Style Architecture Cumberland Presbyterian Church Madison County Arkansas Destination Downtown Conference Main Street Dumas Buffalo National River Arkansas Railroad History Booneville Arkansas Camden Public Library Arkansas History Lesson Plans Huntsville Arkansas Craftsman style architecture Rosenwald Schools Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Arkansas religious history Flood Control Folk Victorian Architecture Prairie County Arkansas Main Street Ozark Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District Marked Tree Lock and Siphons downtown revitalization Cemetery Preservation Library free teacher resources Newton County Arkansas "Let Freedom Ring" Travel Grants Civilian Conservation Corps Rustic Architecture Skillern House Carlisle Rock Island Railroad Depot Historic Preservation Alliance Old U.S. Post Office and Customs House Main Street Batesville Free Cemetery Preservation Workshops Monsanto Chemical Corporation Arkansas History Mississippi County Arkansas Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Duck Hunting 19th Century Road Construction Barney Elias House African American education Three States Lumber Company Henry Koen Office Building U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Perry County Arkansas Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Civil Works Administration slipcover removal grants Sandwiching in History Elias Camp Morris downtown economic development steel window restoration workshop cemetery preservation Houston Arkansas Main Street Arkansas:Real Estate Transfer Tax Arkansas Register of Historic Places Miller County Downtown Revitalization Grants Real Estate Transfer Tax Arkansas Historic Preservation Burdette Arkansas Little Rock Central High School Central High School Neighborhood Historic District Let Freedom Ring Tolbert Gill Wingmead historic telephone booth Benton Arkansas U.S. Forest Service New Century Club of Camden Booneville Historical Preservation Society National Historic Landmark Bogg Springs Hotel most endangered historic places Walks Through History Freedmen's Bureau Pope County Arkansas Fayetteville Arkansas Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas Polk County Arkansas Rosston Arkansas Leake-Ingham Building Phillips County Arkansas Doddridge Arkansas Forrest City Cemetery National Register of Historic free history tours Little Rock Fire Station No. 2 Pope County Courthouse Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Arkansas Business History Pulaski County Courthouse 13th Amendment Tudor Revival Architecture Arkansas Humanities Council Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum Centennial Baptist Church Dr. Ruth Hawkins Trail of Tears in Arkansas Louisiana Main Street program Sunken Lands historic resort communities Marked Tree Arkansas Helena Arkansas Mid-Century Modern Architecture Main Street Arkansas historic architecture Montgomery County Arkansas Monroe County Courthouse historic Arkansas properties Turner Restoration Saline County Arkansas Arkansas Design Network Pike County Arkansas Edgar Monsanto Queeny Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council Evelyn Gill Walker House Freedom Park Naturalistic Architecture Poinsett County Arkansas Camden to Washington Road Arkansas African American Civil War History Clarendon Arkansas Paris Arkansas Main Street Texarkana Gothic Revival architecture Free Lesson Plan Main Street Siloam Springs Renaissance Revival Architecture White County Courthouse Historic Preservation Restoration Grants Forrest City Arkansas Monroe County Arkansas Free Courthouse Poster free historic preservation workshop Houston Methodist Episcopal Church South Historic County Courthouses National Register of Historic Places Conway County Library Nevada County Arkansas Burdette Plantation Mississippi County Courthouse Osceola cemetery preservsation Bogg Springs Arkansas Russellville Arkansas Camden Arkansas Montgomery County Courthouse Delta Cultural Center Pike County Courthouse Stearns/Gehring Chapel Cemetery County courthouse Restoration Grants St. Francis County Historical Society North Little Rock Arkansas Dionicio Rodriguez Erbie Arkansas Morrilton Arkansas Abolition of Slavery Ozark Farming News Release