Mustangs take prizes at SRQ art contest

Jade Edmonds and Grace Harvey – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Artistic Mustang seniors excelled in the annual “SRQ” Airport art contest, taking first, second and third places.

Morgan Mulholland won first, Mason Rademaker won second and Jenna Sivek won third.

These students will not only have their work displayed in the lobby of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, but also will receive special event recognition on Dec. 1 and will earn cash prizes.

Several art students also got honorable mentions and will have their work displayed as well, those students are junior Haley Weltzien, junior Virgilio Lopez, senior Rowan Murray, senior Gabby Gobbo and junior Emily Palkovich.

The SRQ Airport contest challenges public, private and home-schooled students in Sarasota and Manatee counties to create unique works of art and submit them for the opportunity to win a coveted space on the wall of SRQ’s ticketing and check-in area. The top 100 pieces are selected by a panel of judges from art associations in Sarasota and Manatee, and are evaluated on originality, technique and execution, and visual impact.

Teachers of the honored students are rewarded with a drawing for a pair of JetBlue Airways round-trip tickets for each county, which JetBlue donates each year.