Walnut Valley artists win awards

The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized 29 young artists for their recent success. The fifth grade students had submitted winning entries in the annual Music K-8 Cover Contest. Their work was selected from over 16,000 nationwide entries.

Music Specialist Judy Brunelle introduced her students as they received Certificates of Award and color copies of their artwork. The winning entries appeared in the June issue of the Music K-8 magazine. There were several categories of winners.

The top winners were: Samantha Yang of Quail Summit Elementary, who was first runner-up and won $125; Eunice Chung of Maple Hill, also a first runner-up and winner of $125; and Serris Lew of Westhoff, who was a second runner-up and winner of $100.

The top finalists were Sarah Wang, Jessie Wang and Nadine Linn of Westhoff; Victoria Shen, Betty Kim and James Park of Maple Hill; and Eric Chen of Quail Summit.

The finalists were Stephanie Yang, Nicholas Huang, and Sandy Pan of Evergreen; Sejin Park of Walnut Elementary; Jessica Lai of Collegewood; Derek Wan of Westhoff; Mark Shin of Castle Rock; and Nicolas Zhou, Asaan Barlas, Luis Choa, Angela Hou, Brandon Chen and Emily Su of Quail Summit.

The final group of winners received Honorable Mention: Amber Min of Castle Rock; Jedidiah Hu of Walnut Elementary; Eric Liu of Quail Summit; and Gabrielle Thornock and Justin Kim of Evergreen.