DES Students Place as Finalists in Arkansas Peace Week Contest

November 01, 2023

The following DeWitt Elementary students were chosen as finalists in the Arkansas Peace Week Art Contest: Spencer Ward ("Put Peace Together", 5th grade), Bailey Hitchcock ("Grow Peace", 4th grade), Blake Briggs ("Peace in Many Places", 3rd grade), and Matthew Bautista ("Ride the Wave of Peace", 4th grade). Their artwork hung in the Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda during the week of September 17-24, 2023. The contest received over 2500 entries from all over the state, and eight students were chosen as finalists in each grade category.

"It is an honor for these students to get chosen as finalists in this art contest and have their artwork hang in the Capitol building. They are each very talented, and I am proud of them," said Art teacher Joli Holzhauer.