Washington County middle schoolers win awards for disability awareness

26 March 2024- Fifteen Washington County Public Schools’ (WCPS) middle school students were recently recognized as winners of the 2023-2024 Middle School Disability Awareness Art Contest. The contest, which was sponsored by Tri-State Civitan and WCPS, challenged students to create original artwork reflecting the contest theme: There is Ability in Every Disability.

The contest included poster categories for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade general education students as well as Connections students. The open-design category, which included any artistic medium/format (pencil, colored pencil, marker, charcoal, paint, pastel, collage, sculpture, ceramic, etc.), was open to all middle school students.

*All entries (finalists and winners) are on display at the Valley Mall through April 2nd in honor of Disabilities Awareness Month.*

2023-2024 Middle School Disability Art Contest Winners

Best Overall

Autumn Lauf, Clear Spring Middle

Poster – 6th Grade

1st – Patrick Smith, Clear Spring Middle

2nd – Piper Reed, Clear Spring Middle

3rd – Ryan Neville, Clear Spring Middle

Poster – 7th Grade

1st – Hannah Barnhill, Clear Spring Middle

2nd – Zachary Paulson-Scott, Clear Spring Middle

3rd – Mae Edwards, Clear Spring Middle

Poster – 8th Grade

1st – Autumn Lauf, Clear Spring Middle

2nd – Han Ha’, Clear Spring Middle

3rd – Shalom Fomenky Minang, Boonsboro Middle

Poster – Connections

1st – Andre Emtcheu, Clear Spring Middle

2nd – Emily Mills, Clear Spring Middle

3rd – Amora Aviles, E.R. Hicks Middle

Open Design

1st – Addison Deaton, Clear Spring Middle

2nd – James Myers, Clear Spring Middle

3rd – Amora Aviles, E. R. Hicks Middle