Putnam City 5th Grader Wins Top Prize in RAA Poster Contest

A colorful drawing of a house being lifted into the sky by a large bouquet of balloons has earned Zarina Khalidov the Best in Show award in the Oklahoma Education Association’s 2018 Reach Across America poster contest.

Zarina is a fifth grader at Northridge Elementary School in Putnam City. She is the first non-high school student to win the top prize in OEA’s annual student art contest. The award includes a $100 gift card and a suitable-for-framing certificate honoring the young artist’s talent.

Transportation was the overall theme of the 2018 contest. “Get on Board with Reading” attracted 531 entries.

Awards of Excellence, Awards of Distinction and honorable mentioned were given in four categories: kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grades, sixth through eighth grades and ninth through 12th grades.

2018 Winning Drawings

Best in Show

“The Little House,” by Zarina Khalidov,

5th Grade, Northridge Elementary, Putnam City Schools

 


Division Winners

 

Kindergarten – Second Grade

 

Award of Excellence

“Hop on the Reading Broom,” by Sage Eubank

2nd Grade, Cushing Upper Elementary

 

Award of Distinction

“Get On Board With Reading,” by Bella Robison

2nd Grade, Cushing Upper Elementary

 

Honorable Mention

“Peter Pan,” by Nevaeh Mitchell

2nd Grade, Northridge Elementary, Putnam City Schools

“Magic School Bus,” by Kenzie Young

1st Grade, Northridge Elementary, Putnam City Schools

 


3rd – 5th Grade

Award of Excellence

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” by Nevaeh Young

5th Grade, Northridge Elementary, Putnam City Schools

 

Award of Distinction

“Percy Jackson and the Lightening thief,” by Sini Benni

5th Grade, Northridge Elementary, Putnam city Schools

 

Honorable Mention

“Roller Girl,” by Lyla Latham

4th Grade, Lee Elementary, Tulsa Public Schools

“Roller Girl,” by Jayda Stevenson

4th Grade, Northridge Elementary, Putnam City Schools

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” by Samia Shara

5th Grade, Northridge Elementary, Putnam City Schools

 


6th-8th Grade

Award of Excellence

“Classic Roads,” by Gabriele Dubose

7th Grade, Cheyenne MS, Edmond Public Schools

 

Award of Distinction

“Wizard of Oz,” by Kileyauna Mahan

8th Grade, Kenneth Cooper Middle School, Putnam City Schools

 

Honorable Mention

“Little House on the Prairie,” by Arieanna Brewer

6th Grade, Bristow Middle School

“Along the Way from Chicago,” by Hayden Haulcomb

6th Grade, Bristow Middle School

“Dead End in Norvelt,” by Braxton Estes

6th Grade, Bristow Middle School

 


9th-12th Grade

Award of Excellence

“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” by Andrea Alvizo

Sophomore, Putnam City High School

 

Award of Distinction

“The Mystery Machine,” by Breanna McGhee

Senior, Muldrow High School

 

Honorable Mention

“Lanterns on Her Birthday,” by Nutcha Chantracokaowong

Junior, Muldrow High School

“Dally Going to the Church,” by Darbi McAfee

Sophomore, Muldrow High School

“The Fault in our Stars,” by Natalie Webb

Junior, Muldrow High School


 

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