2013 Kansas Junior Duck Stamp display is at Finnup Education Center

7/24/2013

By The Telegram

By The Telegram

The Finnup Center for Conservation Education will host the Kansas Junior Duck Stamp display today through Aug. 27.

Admission to see the display and visit the center is free. The Finnup Center is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It's closed on weekends and holidays.

The top 36 Junior Duck Stamp entries — including the Best of Show from Kansas, plus the first, second and third place winning entries — from Kansas youth will be on display.

Clarissa Miller, 17, of Hutchinson, submitted an entry featuring two American Wigeons and claimed the state's top prize in the annual Junior Duck Stamp program on March 20. This is Miller's first "Best of Show" finish. Her entry is titled "Safe Among the Reeds." For inspiration and reference, she used original art by Wes Dewey titled "Kansas Royalty" and the 2012 Louisiana Duck Stamp.

Miller's entry competed alongside the other 49 states and territories' "Best of Show" entries in the national competition on April 19 at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation and Training Center in Shepherdstown, W. Va. The first-place national winner received a $5,000 scholarship, a free trip to Washington, D.C., and will have their entry made into a Junior Duck Stamp, which is sold nationwide. Proceeds from the sale of the $5 stamp funds conservation education and art scholarships.

Miller's entry was chosen from 915 submitted by Kansas students in 22 public schools, three private schools, 17 home schools and/or home projects, three art studios, one 4-H Club and six private lessons. Entries were submitted in four age categories:

Group 1: Kindergarten through third grade (264 entries); Group II: fourth through sixth grade (250 entries); Group III: seventh through ninth grade (327 entries); and Group IV: 10th through 12th grade (74 entries).

Judges chose three first place, three second place, three third place, and 16 honorable mention entries in each of the four age groups for a total of 100 winning entries.

Group I (kindergarten through third grades):

Darius DeWerff, 1st, private art lessons, Wichita

Kyndra McGinley, 1st, Wanamaker Elementary School, Topeka

Eliana Mugglin, first, private art lessons, Wichita

Madelynn Otero, second, private studio lesson, Council Grove

Madeleine Swilley, 2nd, private art lessons, Maize

Jackson Thorne, 2nd, Gayle Clayborn Art Instructing, Wichita

Garrett Campbell, 3rd, Gayle Clayborn Art Instructing, Andover

Dawn Hayes, 3rd, Gayle Clayborn Art Instructing, Andover

Andrew Roush, 3rd, Gayle Clayborn Art Instructing, Bel Aire

Group II (fourth through sixth grades):

Clint Chappell, 1st, home project, Shawnee

Sierra Chappell, 1st, home project, Shawnee

Lauren Galusha, 1st, private art lessons, Maize

Jeremiah Atkeson, 2nd, private art lessons, Wichita

Skyler Clevenger, 2nd, private art lessons, Wichita

Isabel Otero, 2nd, private studio lesson, Council Grove

Careena Campbell, 3rd, Gayle Clayborn Art Instructing, Andover

Chloe Clevenger, 3rd, private art lessons, Wichita

Alexander DeWerff, third, private art lessons, Wichita

Group III (seventh through ninth grades):

Sandra Garcia, 1st, Maize South Middle School, Wichita

Carly Honas, 1st, home project, Wichita

Claire Westfall, 1st, home project, Topeka

Joanna Mugglin, 2nd, private art lessons, Wichita

Allison Riner, 2nd, home project, Topeka

Russell Watson, 2nd, Gayle Clayborn Art Instructing, Wichita

Jadyn Landreth, 3rd, Maize South Middle School, Wichita

Emma Queen, 3rd, Maize South Middle School, Wichita

Heather Woleslagel, 3rd, home project, Hutchinson

Group IV (10th through 12th grades):

Clarissa Miller, 1st, home project, Hutchinson

Logan McNay, 1st, home school, Valley Center

Jacqueline Stockton, 1st, Stockton Academy, Wichita

Susanne Maestas, 2nd, Victoria High School, Victoria

Emiliano Molina, 2nd, Northeast Magnet High School, Wichita

Billie Spears, 2nd, Osborne High School, Osborne

Rachel Hermes, 3rd, Northeast Magnet High School, Wichita

Caleb Kemplay, 3rd, home project, Marysville

Javier Martinez, 3rd, Northeast Magnet High School, Wichita

For additional information on the Junior Duck Stamp program, contact Lorrie Beck at (316) 683-5499, ext. 108.

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