2003 Art Contest

06/04/2003

Area youths win art contest

A drawing by Megan McMaster of Watson Elementary School earned first place honors in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2003 Student Art Contest.

1st Place

Approximately 3,000 fourth and fifth graders from throughout Stark County participated in the contest, which is a part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Educational Outreach Program. In all, classes of 162 teachers from 70 schools and 17 districts took part in the educational-based art contest. Students were instructed to put their artistic talents into a drawing to welcome out-of-town visitors to Stark County during the 2003 Hall of Fame Festival. Each of the drawings will be placed in area hotel rooms to welcome those visitors in August. The only criteria for the artwork was for the students to make drawings that depicted football activities, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, or Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival activities.

For her winning entry, Megan won a replica autograph football that includes the signatures of each member of the Class of 2003 in a collector's case with an engraved plaque. Also, she received four tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In addition to that, Megan and her classmates in Cheryl DeHeer's class at Watson were treated to a pizza party. Megan, 11, is the daughter of Tim and Kris McMaster.

Second and third place prizes were also awarded. Andi Adams, 10, of Strausser Elementary School (teacher, Sharon Coyle) earned second place. For her efforts, she received a replica Class of 2003 autographed football in a collector's case, four tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Hall of Fame pins for her entire class. She is the daughter of Rusty and Janet Adams.

Melinda Sellari, a 10-year-old at Lake Cable Elementary School (teacher, Marlene Bolea) won third place. The daughter of Thomas and Cheryl Sellari, Melinda won a mini football in a collector's case, four tickets to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Hall of Fame pins for her entire class.

The three winning entries will be on display in the Hall of Fame during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement celebration.

The judges for the contest included staff members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival.

2nd Place
3rd Place


 

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