Bush Library Award Winners
The annual Bush Library and Museum Art and Essay Contest Awards Ceremony was held at the Bush Library on Thursday, April 10th with Mrs. Barbara Bush in attendance. Winners from Bremond ISD included four students in the Art category and two Students in Elementary for the Essay Contest. Middle School 8th Grader JaâCee Culpepper won first place for her painting of downtown Bremond. High School Students Joseph Toste won first place for his painting of two Polish Musicians, Jennifer Hobson won first place for her painting of Bremond Blacksmith J.O. McMahon, and Linda Sandoval won first place for her painting of a child on the Orphan Train. All of the first place artwork will be on display at the Bush Library for a year and then become a part of the permanent collection at the Library.
Elementary Students Josie Swick and Nastasha Gouge won for their essays about local Bremond history. Josie won first place and Nastasha won second place. The theme of the contest this year was â Community History, Heroes and Heritageâ.
The Bush Library Director of Education, Dr. Shirley Hammond, had this to say about the entries from Bremond, â. Both the artwork and essays that this theme generated were excellent. By the way, your Bremond ISD artists really shone in this art contest. Their artwork reflected a passion for the historic subject that is genuinely engaging and enthrallingâ.
Second place, Essay Contest Awards, Grades 4-5: Nastasha Gouge, "Do Local Parades, Celebrations & Festivals Impact Your Life?"
Additional Information: Mrs. Stella Yanowski assisted the girls and their teacher, Janel Swick, with additional information on their topics during the writing process. Miss Stella was extremely instrumental in starting the Polish Days celebration and was an asset to our community as a whole. Stella Yanowski also substituted at our school district and was substituting just before becoming ill. Miss Stella passed away before the girls received the awards, but she did hear that they had winning essays in the contest. Thank you, Stella Yanowski, for your many contributions to our community and our school district.