Seven Metro Schools participate in city-wide middle school art contest

IMG_3722 Tennessee State University recently hosted its 5th annual We Are the World International Middle School Art Contest as part of International Education Week. Seven Metro Schools participated in the contest: Oliver Middle Prep, Gra-Mar Middle Prep, John Early Museum Magnet Middle Prep, Creswell Middle Prep School of the Arts, Margaret Allen Middle Prep, McKissack Middle Prep and Bellevue Middle Prep.

The artwork was evaluated by a group of judges and the winners were announced during TSU's International Education Week culminating event - International Family Night. The event included a dinner, a puppet show by the Nashville Public Library, games and music from around the world.

Out of 36 entries, three winners were chosen from each grade level:

5th Grade 1st Place: Camille Griggs, Bellevue 2nd Place: Danica Whitaker, Gra-Mar 3rd Place: Sophia Ou, Gra-Mar

6th Grade 1st Place: Torri James, Margaret Allen 2nd Place: Ahsiri Dominguez, Gra-Mar 3rd Place: Jasmine Winfrey-Horton, Gra-Mar

7th Grade 1st Place: Bella Bears, John Early 2nd Place: Icsis Church, Bellevue 3rd Place: Joniyah Henry, John Early

8th Grade 1st Place: Cha’ Keya Holt, John Early 2nd Place: Rikiya Donelson, John Early 3rd Place: Premiere’ Clay, Creswell

Check out the students' artwork below.