The Montrose Center for the Arts (MCA) recently hosted its first art contest for children. This contest was centered around the upcoming holiday, St. Patrick’s Day.

There were nine area schools which participate with 776 submissions. Cash prizes will be given to all 18 winners from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the MCA, 11 S. Park Ave. in Montrose.

The MCA is looking to inspire young families to participate in programs and to visit the gallery in hopes of stirring creativity and appreciation of art in area youth. Maggie Ogilvie, who helped with the contest, said, the organization will host more events like this one in the future.

For more information, visit the MCA website at

Kindergarten:First place — Madilynn Deonier, Lincoln Elementary (Delta)

Honorable mentions — Jiselle Lopez, Pope John Paul II Academy (Montrose) and Yareli Perez, Northside Elementary School (Montrose)

Grade 1:First place — Alicia Albertson, Oak Grove Elementary School (Montrose)

Honorable mentions — Kambria Leadem, Northside Elementary School and Aubrey Johnson, Pomona Elementary School (Montrose)

Grade 2:First place — Piper Baines, Oak Elementary School

Honorable mentions — Mirra Toponce, Vision Charter School (Delta) and Wyatt Angelo, Garnet Mesa Elementary School (Delta)

Grade 3:First place — Haze Navarro, Pomona Elementary School

Honorable mentions — Sunny Guthrie, Garnet Mesa Elementary and Tegan Stark, home school (Montrose)

Grade 4:First place — Ava Godbe, Cottonwood Elementary School (Montrose)

Honorable mentions — Elayna Valenzuela, Pomona Elementary School and Allison Jaime-Mayorga, Northside Elementary School

Grade 5:First place — Audrey Snyder, Oak Grove Elementary School

Honorable mentions — Izabella Gonzales, Pomona Elementary School and Tristen Cable, home school (Montrose)

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