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Art in the Capitol Middle School Competition Results


2680 West County Road 476

Bushnell, Florida  33513


Press Release

From:  Colleen Strickland, Curriculum Supervisor

Date:  October 18, 2019

Subject:  Art in the Capitol Middle School Competition Results


Middle school students from across the county submitted original pieces of art to the district’s third annual Art in the Capitol competition.   The pieces included paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photographs. The theme of the competition was Florida-Past, Present, Future.  Our sincerest compliments go out to all students who participated in the competition.  All participants will receive a participation ribbon, entries designated as Best School Entry will receive a plaque and the entry designated as Best of Show will be framed and sent to the Florida capitol to be on display during the legislative session.   The top five entries from each school are on display at the Sumter County School Board office.  Students awarded Best of Show and Best School Entry are invited to the November 5, 2019 School Board meeting to receive their awards.  

We are proud to announce the results of the competition:

Best of Show: 

Destiny Barnes- South Sumter Middle School

Title: Snapshots of Florida

Medium: Acrylic

Description:   Three-rectangle postcards-one with Ferris wheel, one with flamingo, right side has a crate of oranges.

Best in show  

Best School Entry:

Angelleah Zelney- South Sumter Middle School

Title:   Untitled

Medium: acrylic on canvas board

Description:  Van parked by the beach with a sunset sky. “Florida” is across the water.  

SSMS best entry  


Best School Entry:

Gabrielle Wilson- Wildwood Middle High School

Title:   Country to City

Medium: Multimedia- Acrylic

Description:  The “country” of Wildwood turning into a city and getting crowded.

 WMHS best entry

Wildwood Middle High School Top eight:  Brianna Fazzolari,  Alexandria Green, Carmella Miraglia, Dashyra Nedd, Kellen O’Connor, Tyson Overlock, Bailey Reese, Gabrielle Wilson  


South Sumter Middle School Top eight plus Best of Show: Arley Avalos, Destiny Barnes, Mason Dixon, Alexis Kelly, Christina Russell, Rylee Shirley, Rebecca Stephens, Macie Wilkinson, Angeleah Zelney