Cashmere High School student Eli Haney was the Grand Prize winner in the 23rd Annual Washington Apple Education Foundation Year of the Apple Art Contest sponsored by Corteva Agriscience. Eli received a check in the amount of $1000 for his efforts and will see his artwork published on the 2019 Corteva Agriscience calendar poster.
In coordination with his art teacher Alan Pace and Cashmere High School officials, WAEF staff announced Eli's grand prize at the school's awards assembly last week. His parents were notified in advance so they could be part of the surprise. Cashmere students expressed their support of Eli with loud cheers when the award was announced.
In addition to the grand prize winner, two additional winners each received recognition. Second place winner Parker Harrison from Richland High School won $500 and Abigail Thyssen from Warden High School was awarded third place and $250 for her entry.
To show our support, school art teachers of the award winners each received a $150 Amazon gift card to help purchase art supplies.
The art contest is open to all students in grades 9th - 12th in Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Benton, Franklin, Kittitas, Yakima and Walla Walla counties. This year 162 students submitted entries into the contest. Students may submit entries in a variety of traditional artistic mediums.
2019 Year of the Apple poster calendars will be available December 3rd-5th at the Corteva Agriscience booth at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting in Yakima. To receive a copy via the mail, please contact the WAEF office at (509) 663-7713.
Our thanks to contest sponsor Corteva AgriScience