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Water Art Once Again a Success

Battlefield High School student Khanh Nguyen won the Grand Prize in the 2016 Water Art Invitational on Thursday at the Raymond Spittle Building.

Nguyen’s beautiful painting of a fish in a brook netted her $800 in event sponsorship money. In all, the Prince William County Service Authority was able to administer more than $6,000 in prizes from funds donated by corporate sponsors.

“The Water Art Invitational was once again a smashing success thanks to a diverse assortment of interesting artwork and a record-breaking amount of sponsorship support,” said Community Relations & Outreach Manager Marlo Thomas Watson.

More than 70 students entered artwork in three categories: Painting & Drawing, Computer Graphics and Photography. This year’s theme was Wildlife Living With Water on the Chesapeake Watershed and featured the event’s first winning home school entry – Seth Hatfield’s second-place painting.

Other winners included two-time Grand Champion Sabrina Drescher of Battlefield (first place, Painting & Drawing) and Forest Park’s Abigail Chambers (first place, Photography) and Laurie Turner (first place, Computer Graphics).

Battlefield led the way with 13 winning entries: Nguyen, Drescher, Tony Lin (second place, Computer Graphics), Kirsten DeZeeuw (third place, Painting & Drawing), Hannah Oentung (third place, Computer Graphics) and eight General Manager Award winners (Sebastian Gallegos, Sophie Karas, Sarah McAllum, Alicia Pierson, Sydney Viar, Jacqueline Potter, Amy Dickens and Jessica Garcia).

Forest Park had eight winning entries: Chambers, Turner, Joshua Thompson (second place, Photography and GM Award, Computer Graphics), Hannah Langford (third place, Photography), Emma Buchko (third place, Computer Graphics) and Tamia Martin and Chloe Wade (GM Award).

Woodbridge High School’s Mitchell From tied Langford for third place in Photography while classmate Shaun Cantu took home a GM Award. Patriot High School’s Alex George and Lauren Chiles and Osbourn Park’s Clara Bennett also won GM Awards.