Souvenir Commemorative Button Contest
The 29th annual 4th of July Button Contest concluded on January 18, 2020. The Souvenir subcommittee judged the entries on January 27, 2020 and the winners were announced on March 12, 2020 at the Committee's general meeting. The contest has 3 categories open to all Bristol students. The categories are aligned thusly - Grades K-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12. The overall Button winner is selected from the 3 category winners. All entries are unknown to the judges until after the final ballot. The Souvenir subcommittee thanks the 92 entrants and the art teachers who inspire them.
In the Elementary School category (K-5) 10 year old, fifth grader at Guiteras School Marissa Cabral was the winner. She excels in many of the arts - theater, dance and voice - in addition to her artistic talents. In fact, she aspires to follow in the footsteps of a noted American artist, Mary Blair.
The Middle School category (6-8) was won by Luke Daniel who is a 12 year old 7th grader at Kickemuit Middle School. Luke is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, has an intense interest in all things scientific and also plays cello with the Community Strings. His younger sister Elle and older brother Evan also are Button Contest participants.
Hunter Rodriguez, a 17 year old Senior at LaSalle Academy, was the winner of the High School (9-12) category. Hunter and his twin brother Forest are 10 year veterans of the contest each having won the overall contest 3 times. Hunter has a multitude of interests including concert band, debate club, model legislature, 4-H activities and mission work in Jamaica with his church. He is also a Senior Honor student.
May we have a drum roll please. The overall winner this year is Luke Daniel with his drawing of the flags and fireworks at Independence Park.