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Students Create Original Works for Governor’s Mansion Centennial

Fayette Public Schools 01 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/16/14) — The winning entries in the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration Visual Art and Essay Contest included two students from Fayette County Public Schools.

Yanxi Sophia Liu of Ashland Elementary was runner-up in the grades 3-5 division for art, and Campbell Johnson of Athens-Chilesburg Elementary took third place in the grades 4-6 division for essay. Both will receive a certificate signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, the first lady and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.

“This contest was a way for Kentucky students to connect with the history of our state,” said first lady Jane Beshear. “The mansion has a rich architectural, political and social heritage that provides many avenues for learning.”

Hundreds of public, private and home school students submitted original pieces illustrating a specific theme celebrating the mansion’s 100 year history. The essays were judged on content and quality of research, exposition (language skills, organization and grammar) and strength of argument.

The art criteria included creativity, composition, craftsmanship, theme and historical accuracy.

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