Based upon currently available information from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the CDC, and with the best interest of our students, their families, and their educators in mind, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Aviation & Aerospace Art Contest ceremony at the State Capitol scheduled for April. Recognizing the importance of this event and the spotlight it places upon the Aviation and Aerospace Industry, our State’s second largest industry, STEM learning, and the importance of the arts, we will, consistent with the most up to date guidance and information, work on expediting certificates and monetary awards to the home address of the winners.
You have been incredibly supportive by organizing student entries to celebrate aviation and we cannot thank you enough for this support. The entries for 2020 accounted for 956 works of art representing 84 schools across the state. We extend our appreciation to all of the schools that participated and our sincerest congratulations to the winners….
In the Junior Division, ages 6 to 9, Grace Huang, from Truman Primary School in Norman, took home first prize. This year’s second-place winner was Emma Newsom from Maryetta School in Stilwell, while third place went to Chloe Childs from Community Christian School in Norman. Kinsley Porter received an honorable mention from the judges and is a student at Bridge Creek Intermediate School.
Dory Monks from Yukon, a student at Lakeview Elementary School took top honors in the Intermediate Division, ages 10-13. Taking second was Brooklyn Torres from Purcell Junior High, while Sophia Zhao, from Roosevelt Elementary School in Norman, placed third. Receiving an Honorable Mention in the division was Faith Lawson, from Ada Junior High.
Brock Bailey, a homeschooled student from Collinsville finished atop the Senior Division, ages 14-17, followed by Frederica Belloni, a student at Enid High School. Leslie Marquez from Guymon High School, took third. Ella Bolander also from Guymon High School received an honorable mention in the division.
If you have a student winner, please email the STUDENT’S home mailing address and home email contact to [email protected]. Please take care and stay safe. We will see you next year.
Victor N. Bird
Director of Aeronautics
State of Oklahoma