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Kyrene Student Artwork Recognized at Tempe Festival of the Arts
Posted December 2021
Kyrene School District is filled with talented budding artists. That talent was on display at the December Tempe Festival of the Arts. The Festival featured original artwork from more than 20 Kyrene students from nine Kyrene schools.
Each year for the Festival of the Arts the city receives hundreds of pieces of artwork created by valley youth who are interested in having their work displayed for a chance to win a cash prize, and for the opportunity to sell their work. K-12 student art that is submitted is showcased as part of the Festival’s Young Artist Exhibition (YAE) and Competition.
Students from Kyrene School District swept every elementary grade category in the Young Artist Exhibition. Additionally, a handful of Kyrene students took Honorable Mention. Student artwork was on display for the entire three-day festival.
Kindergarten - 1st Grade
1st Place - Noah Boyle, Kyrene Cerritos
2nd Place - Abigail Steffen, Kyrene Manitas
3rd Place - Adin Byers, Kyrene Mirada
2nd - 3rd Grade
1st Place - Ava Lemos, 3rd Grade, Kyrene Manitas
2nd Place - Maven Richmond-Murphy, 3rd Grade, Kyrene Norte
3rd Place - Nicolette Keshishi, 2nd Grade, Kyrene Cerritos
4th - 5th Grade
1st Place - Jaden Van heel, 5th Grade, Kyrene Manitas
2nd Place - Aria Basscer, 5th Grade, Kyrene Mirada
3rd Place - Emily Song, 4th Grade, Kyrene Mirada
Anya Halton, Kyrene Middle, 8th Grade
Branden Do, Kyrene Mirada, 3rd Grade
Dakota Estrada, Kyrene Lagos, Kindergarten
Ella Hamilton, Kyrene Mirada, 2nd Grade
Jake Protono, Kyrene Cerritos, 3rd Grade
Jayden Tom, Kyrene Paloma, 5th Grade
Kassidy Ferrentino, Kyrene Cerritos, 4th Grade
Kathryn Kenney, Kyrene Lagos, 3rd Grade
Matthew Wojciechowics, Kyrene Norte, 5th Grade
Savannah Brockman, Kyrene Cerritos, 4th Grade
Tabytha Martin, Kyrene Ninos. 3rd Grade
Willow Buck, Kyrene Paloma, 5th Grade
“Congratulations to all of the Kyrene students who placed or earned honorable mention at the Tempe Arts Festival,” said Stephanie Yorio, Kyrene Art Specialist. “This represents our program and our team of educators very well.”
Participating in the Tempe Festival of the Arts put Kyrene student artwork on the same stage as artwork created by professional artists from around the country. The Festival has a 50+ year history in Tempe and takes place in early December and late March each year. Each Festival receives more than 500 applications from artists throughout North America. Only 350 artists are chosen to participate.