Barb Dasti of Christmas Island Style holding Candice Henlon’s Honorable Mention winning piece, Cesar Lora 2nd place winner, Honorable mention winner Shane Kelley, 1st place winner Jay Venderjagt, 3rd place winner Shannon O’Regan and Naveli Cervantes with Honorable Mention winning artwork, Shane Totten and Chairperson for the event, Bette McGilvary shown in back. Submitted
There were 82 entrants in the Christmas Island Style annual ornament design contest. Each year, Art teacher of Marco Island Charter Middle School, Shane Totten, gives his students a theme. The students have about three and a half weeks to create their submission. Christmas Island Style holds the judging. The 1st place winner chosen will have their design on the Christmas Island Style Ornament the following year. In this case, Jay Vanderjagt’s design will be on the ornament sold in 2011. Winners attended the tree lighting ceremony and were introduced to the audience by last year’s winner Mackenzie Callahan. This year’s winners are:
1st place Jay Vanderjagt
2nd place Cesar Lora
3rd place Shannon O’Regan
Honorable mentions go equally to:
Nayeli Cervantes, Candice Henlon and Shane Kelley
CIS wants to thank all the students and judges who participated in this special annual event!