Clovis Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission announces art competition winners

New Mexico

CLOVIS, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — The Clovis Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission announced the winners of the latest District Art Competition, which was held on Dec. 14 at the new iAcademy at Lincoln Jackson School.

A release states the competition received projects from more than 100 students. The theme was “It Stats with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community. First-place winners of each category will receive cash prizes, and second and third-place winners will receive medallions. Students will receive their prizes when school returns in January.

As a courtesy, the Clovis Carver Library will display all placeholder’s art in the foyer of the Library located at 701 N. Main throughout January, the release said. The library also said that winners will be featured and all of their projects will be shown during an online celebration on Jan. 17 and there will be a link provided to the public.

Here are the winners announced by the commission:

Kindergarten Category

  • 1st place – Grade: K – Name: Ian Perez – School: La Casita – Teacher: Exiga
  • 2nd place – Grade: K – Name: Zoey Rodriguez – School: Parkview – Teacher: Ms. Fickling
  • 3rd place – Grade: Kindergarten – Name: Backett Wiegel – School: Zia – Teacher: Ms. Glenn

First-Second Grade Category

  • 1st place – Grade: 1st – Name: Arredondos (Class Project) – School: Parkview – Teacher: Arredondos
  • 2nd place – Grade: 2dn – Name: Jesus Ramos – School: LaCasita – Teacher: Ms. Olivas
  • 3rd place – Grade: 2nd – Name: Illana Johnson – School: iAcademy – Teacher: Mrs. Lawson

Third – Fifth Grade Category

  • 1st place – Grade: 5th grade – Name: Christian Thomas – School: Zia – Teacher: Mrs. Wilson
  • 2nd place – Grade: 5th – Name: Arianna Wilks – School: Zia – Teacher: Mrs. Lucero
  • 3rd place – Grade: 3rd grade – Name: Airam Santos-Torres – School: LaCasita – Teacher: Mrs. Rosas

Sixth-Eight Grade Category

  • 1st place – Grade: 7th – Name: Meagan Harris – School: Gattis – Teacher: Mrs. Del Torro
  • 2dn place – Grade: 6th – Name: Carter Shirley – School: Gattis – Teacher: Mrs. Williams
  • 3rd place – Name: Ny’Azja Tademy – School: Gattis – Teacher: Mrs. Del Torro


  • 1st place – Grade: 10th – Name: Jazlyn Maldonado – School: iAcademy – Teacher: Mrs. Berry.

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