Corry kindergartener’s painting places in regional art competition

Corry Elementary School kindergarten student Jamie Brozell won second place in her age division during a recent art show competition at the Millcreek Mall. The event was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association. Journal photo by Erin Passinger

A regional art competition awarded second-place honors to a kindergarten student in the Corry Area School District.

Jamie Brozell of Corry Elementary School was the only contestant from the district who placed, beating out students from seven counties.

“She is a hard worker,” said Corry Elementary School art teacher Karen Mays. “Jamie enjoys art class and I’m very happy for her.”

The contest — which was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association — was held at the Millcreek Mall and featured artworks from schools in Region 2. Those schools are located in Erie, Crawford, Warren, McKean, Potter, Cameron and Elk counties.

Jamie submitted a painting that featured a colorful toucan perched in a tree. Her piece was inspired by a study Mays’ classes did on animal drawings.

All contest entries were on display at the mall from March 10 through March 24 in celebration of Youth Art Month. Students from all four of Corry’s elementary schools — Corry, Columbus, Conelway and Spartansburg — submitted pieces into the contest.

For earning second place, Jamie received a certificate from PAEA, a one-year membership to the Erie Art Museum and a gift bag full of art supplies.

Her artwork competed against children in grades kindergarten through six.

Mays, who has been teaching art for seven years, said this is the first time she has had a student place at this competition.

“It was very exciting,” she said.

Jamie is the daughter of Scott and Misty Brozell.

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