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Three Kentucky students earn first-place honors in 2019 Public Service Recognition Week Poster Contest

Three Kentucky students from three age groups won the 2019 Public Service Recognition Week Poster Contest. Personnel Cabinet Secretary Thomas B. Stephens and Education Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis awarded first-, second- and third-place winners in a ceremony held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

“Public service isn’t just a job, it’s a true calling, and for that we’re grateful. To see the work and dedication of civil servants through the eyes of a child is a gift for all,” Stephens said. “We are excited to honor our employees and award this talented group of students in the Commonwealth.”

The three first-place winners were:

The winning poster submitted by Maya Muñoz (6-9 years old age group) from Southwest Calloway Elementary School in Murray.

-Maya Muñoz (6-9 years old age group), Southwest Calloway Elementary School, Murray

-Mahayla Mounce (10-13 years old age group), Meese Middle School, Somerset

-Brooklyn McAlister (14-18 years old age group), West Jessamine Middle School, Nicholasville

Six other students from across the state took home the second- and third-place prizes in their respective age groups for art submissions.

“We thank the teachers, parents and family members who passionately support and encourage these students in their exploration of art,” Lewis said. “I’m proud to say we had the opportunity to have more than 1,200 students representing 100 schools enter. Congratulations to our winners.”

First-place winners were awarded $50 and a metal printing of their artwork. Second- and third-place winners were awarded a wooden plaque of their art and $25 (second place) or $10 (third place).

You can view the winning artworks here. For a full list of winners, their schools and hometown, please see below:

Age Group: 6-9

First Place: Maya Muñoz – Southwest Calloway Elementary School, Murray
Second Place: Cooper James Bradley – Jackson Independent School, Jackson
Third Place: Lindsey Rae Styer – Wrigley Elementary School, West Liberty

Age Group: 10-13 

First Place: Mahayla Mounce – Meese Middle School, Somerset
Second Place: David Johnson –  Sinking Fork Elementary School, Hopkinsville
Third Place: Kayln Capps –  Southwest Calloway Elementary School, Murray

Age Group: 14-18 

First Place: Brooklyn McAlister – West Jessamine Middle School, Nicholasville
Second Place: Cheyenne Aaron – Monroe County High School, Tompkinsville
Third Place: Katie Ostroske – West Jessamine Middle School, Nicholasville

From Kentucky Personnel Cabinet

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