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2019 Elementary School Art Fair: A Fantastic Event

Student at the Fair
Posted On: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Students with their artParents and other family members enjoyed breakfast, art, music, and each other’s company over the last two days during the “Rise & Shine with Lichtenstein” breakfasts. The breakfasts are an annual event held during the Elementary School Art Fair.

Congratulations to our OHES Art Fair 2019 Winners!  (See volunteer thank you message at the bottom of this page)


  • First: Simon Rose
  • Second: Izzah Ali        
  • Third: Bryn Burns

Most Creative:

  • Ebrahim Arshad
  • Arsh Chopra
  • Riley Gibbs
  • Allison Leeds
  • Sujon Nandi
  • Liza Perozek


  • First: Keely Stanfield
  • Second: Dahlia Hajjar
  • Third: Eddie Phillips

Most Creative:

  • Tijan Alsultan
  • Knox Barnes
  • Lincoln Broach
  • Lylah Garcia
  • Seth Jun
  • George Kile
  • Yasmine Metawa
  • Jake Perry


  • First: Stella Jennings
  • Second: Pranavi Dadi
  • Third: Pranathi Gundabolu

Most Creative:

  • Lily Denk
  • Bella Krupp
  • Lola Lenavitt
  • Natalie Nixon
  • Charlie Swigart
  • Roman Tavtigian


  • First: Oscar Chapman
  • Second: Alexa Potts
  • Third: Walker Peterson

Most Creative:

  • Najjad Alsultan
  • Quinn Culler
  • Roz Dougherty
  • Lauren Laser
  • Thomas Lathrop
  • Sterling Miller
  • Rory Norris
  • Lowell Shreve


  • First: Olivia Wireman
  • Second: Joan Seo
  • Third: Lily Sturtz

Most Creative:

  • Anushka Agarwal
  • Megan Allen
  • Autumn Lee
  • Jeremiah Leeds


  • First: Vaughn Mackey
  • Second: Alex Duran
  • Third: Collin Potts

Most Creative:

  • Avery Bordigon
  • Henry Cohen
  • Parker Conlan
  • Nora Coppa
  • Chinmay Khare
  • Breckin Miller
  • Kalli McCullough
  • Abby Pommeranz
  • Anne Rosenberg

Thank you to our volunteers and vendor partners

We would like to congratulate all the participants of the 2019 Ottawa Hills Elementary Art Fair! Your artworks really brighten the hallways and show what amazing talent we have in our school! Student artwork and ribbons will remain on display next week for families and friends to enjoy!

A special THANK YOU to our art fair judges for choosing this year’s winners. Their decisions were very difficult because of all the gifted artists. 

We would like to thank our very generous donors:

  • Fresh Market, for donating all of the fruit!
  • SIP Coffee, for partnering with us to provide the coffee and all of the fixings!
  • Sugar Sugar’s Sarah Petro, for donating an extraordinary amount of time to make all of the delicious muffins!

We would also like to thank all the student servers and their parents for helping set up and clean up. Thanks to Mr. Michael Leeds and the Jazz Band for providing the musical entertainment, and a HUGE Ottawa Hills THANK YOU to Kathy Lathrop and Amy Flanigan for co-chairing the event!

A special thank you goes to art teacher Mrs. Cindy Bodziak for her vision and artistic flair. Her A-frame canvas, signs, decorations and Green Bear statues, her enthusiasm for the arts and her students make our annual Art Fairs such a success! And thank you to our principal, Kori Kawczynski, for her support and leadership.

Thank you to the many people who helped with setup, serving, coffee, and/or decorations:

  • Dr. Abdalrahman Algendy
  • Amie Barone
  • Faith Choi
  • Elle Cotterman
  • Katie Dougherty
  • Jonathan Downing
  • Nadia Elwardany
  • Kalpana Gundabolu
  • Deena Hreish
  • Melissa Johnson (custodial crew)
  • Jana Kammeyer
  • Erica Kelm
  • Aya Khalil
  • Laura Kuhlman
  • Emily Kuhn
  • Beth Leeds
  • Michael Leeds
  • Shelley Mattocks
  • Maro McElheney 
  • Kevin McKee
  • Megan Meinerding
  • Ron Morehouse (custodial crew)
  • Cindy Nissen
  • Joleen Parsons
  • Luciane Penrod
  • Sarah Petro
  • Jessica Smith
  • Brooks Spiess (computer/slides)
  • Katherine Talbott
  • Anne Urfer
  • Danielle Vogelpohl
  • Jennifer Wagoner
  • Tricia Zook

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