USS CORONADO Winners Announced in Youth Poster Contest
Posted by: Coronado Arts 6 years, 10 months ago


All Coronado school children, K-12, were invited in January to enter a poster contest commemorating and welcoming Coronado's namesake, the Navy's newest littoral combat ship, the USS Coronado. Sponosred by the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission  (CAC) , the VFW Post 2422 and the USS Coronado Commissioning Committee, students were asked to create posters that "reflect pride in our city and the US Navy and will welcome the newly commissioned ship to our hometown." All the winning entries are on display through April 7th at the Coronado Public Library.

Over, 300 entries were received, representing three general age groups: Primary/Elementary, Middle School, and High School. The contest was judged by an expert panel of judges, including Margaret Wright (CHS Educator for over 30 years and member of CAC's Arts Eduation team) and Tina Christiansen (local artist and member of CAC's Visual Arts & Film). Winners have been announced and will be honored by the Coronado City Council at their March 18, 2014 meeting. Susan Keith, former City Council Member and Sponsor of the USS CORONADO will present the award to the Grand Winner. The Grand Winner will also be recognized during the Commissioning Festivities on April 5 at Naval Air Station North Island and the winning poster will be presented to the ship for permanent display. The winners in each category are in alphabetical order:


Brooklyn Parma - Grade K, Village Elementary - Ms. Ratcliffe

Jacqueline Rahimzadeh - Grade 6, Sacred Heart Parish School - Ms. Oriega

Mary Elizabeth Ulses - Grade 2, Village Elementary - Mr. Barbera

Middle School

Natalya Gomez - Grade 8, Sacred Heart Parish School - Ms. Nordlie

Vanessa Ortega - Grade 8, Sacred Heart Parish School - Ms. Nordlie

Abigail Tanuma - Grade 7, Sacred Heart Parish School - Ms. Bolanos

High School

Anthony Dugan-Pinkston - Grade 10, Coronado High School/CoSA - Ms. Woerman

Bry Fabyonic - Grade 10, Coronado High School/CoSA - Ms. Woerman

Austin Linthicum - Grade 10, Coronado High School/CoSA - Ms. Woerman

Grand Winner

Miles Kenney (winning poster seen above) Grade 3, Christ Church Day School - Mrs. Burns