T.E.S. Filer City Station announces art contest winners

Pictured from left to right: Dawn Wittlief, T.E.S. Filer City Station; grand prize winner Allison Kelley; and Julia Chambers, Kennedy Elementary School art teacher. Kelley was the grand prize winner of the annual T.E.S. Filer City Station environmental art contest. (Courtesy Photo)

Pictured from left to right: Dawn Wittlief, T.E.S. Filer City Station; grand prize winner Allison Kelley; and Julia Chambers, Kennedy Elementary School art teacher. Kelley was the grand prize winner of the annual T.E.S. Filer City Station environmental art contest. (Courtesy Photo)

FILER CITY — The T.E.S. Filer City Station power plant announced the winners of its 17th annual environmental art contest, which attracted 378 entries from Manistee County students.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade were eligible to enter the contest, which asked participants to choose from one of the following themes for their piece: clean air awareness, clean water awareness or recycling awareness.

Winners from each participating school will receive prizes totaling $75 for first place, prizes totaling $50 for second place, and prizes totaling $25 for third place.

The winners and the schools they attend are:

  • Kaleva Norman Dickson Elementary: Abigail Kissling (first place), Ava Seigneurie (second place) and Mary Lopez (third place);
  • Bear Lake Elementary: Taylor Merrill (first place), Edward Omar (second place) and Lydia Deleeuw (third place);
  • Manistee Catholic Central: Andrew Hybza (first place), Nathan Oleniczak (second place) and Landyn Kequom (third place);
  • Jefferson Elementary School: Reese Shively (first place), Sara Huber (second place) and Piper Eskridge (third place); and
  • Kennedy Elementary School: Lacey Zimmerman (first place), Abigail Robinson (second place) and Allison Kelley (third place).

Employees from the T.E.S. Filer City Station selected a grand prize winner from the winning entries.

The grand prize-winning entry was created by Kennedy Elementary School student Allison Kelley. She will receive an additional $50 prize.

All 378 students who submitted an entry will receive a certificate of recognition for their participation.

Dawn Wittlief, contest coordinator for T.E.S. Filer City Station, met with Kelley and her teacher, Julia Chambers, for a photo and to present the student with the framed original masterpiece.

“On behalf of T.E.S. Filer City Station, we would like to express our thanks to the students and teachers for their continued support for the past 17 years,” Wittlief said.

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