Montgomery Catholic students Mally Barranco and Emma Garrison each won first place in their age group in the Alabama Wildlife Federation’s 2014 William R. Ireland, Sr. Wildlife Youth Art Contest. The students pictured with Montgomery Catholic Holy Spirit campus art teacher, Mrs. Leigh Dennis, were honored at a banquet on Saturday, April 12. Mally Barranco, second grade, won first place in the grade K-2 category. Mally drew a Barred Owl in colored pencil. Emma Garrison, fifth grade, won first place in the grade 3-5 category. Emma drew an Eastern Screech Owl in colored pencil and chalk pastel. Each student received a plaque, blue ribbon and an art bag full of supplies. Mrs. Dennis was thrilled to have attended the event with her students.
Mally is the daughter of Katherine and John David Barranco of Montgomery; she is in Mrs. Ellie Burden’s second grade class. Emma is the daughter of Barb and Al Garrison of Montgomery; she is in Mrs. Ann Berher’s fifth grade class.