Marshalltown students sweep calendar art contest

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The Marshall County Landfill calendar contest winners were honored at the Marshalltown Public Library earlier this week. From left: Back row – Nancy Mach of the Marshall County Landfill, Keyla Castellanos Perez, Katelynn Hagen, Faith Sommerlot, Romina Avina and Arianie Hidalgo. Front row – Cin Lian, Esli Yael Castellanos Perez, Lucia Contreras Ordaz, Rylie Kelderman and Khine Soe.

Marshalltown Schools elementary students’ creativity and art skills were recognized recently, with all of the top 13 art pieces in the Marshall County Landfill’s annual poster calendar contest belonging to Marshalltown students.

The contest, held in partnership between the landfill and Iowa Valley Community College District, is open K-6 students throughout Marshall County and received more than 900 art submissions this year. The calendar theme is “Protect Our Species.”

The contest cover winner was Anson Elementary fourth grader Keyla Castellanos Perez. She won $100 and her art will be displayed on the front of the 2019-20 landfill calendar. 

Students whose art will be featured on the calendar’s individual month pages include

  • January – Khine Soe, Anson fourth grader
  • February – Belen Dulce Hernandez Guido, Hoglan Elementary fourth grader
  • March – Katelynn Hagen, Fisher Elementary fourth grader
  • April – Romina Pamela Andrade Avina, Anson third grader
  • May – Arianie Hidalgo-Placencia, Woodbury Elementary fourth grader
  • June – Rylie Kelderman, Anson second grader 
  • July – Amy Fonthip Manivanh, Hoglan third grader
  • August – Lucia Contreras Ordaz, Anson fourth grader
  • September – Cin Lian, Anson fourth grader
  • October – Faith Sommerlot, Hoglan third grader
  • November – Esli Yael Castellanos Perez, Anson second grader
  • December – Zoe Davenport, Hoglan fourth grader

Each of the students whose art will be featured with a month won a $10 prize for their hard work. The students were recognized for their achievements at the Marshalltown Public Library Tuesday evening. 

For more information and to get a good look at the students’ art pieces, click here