HCHS students win at Swappin’ Meetin’ art competition


Chris Hill

Winners from Harlan County High School during the 52nd annual Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ art competition included, from left: Addia Watts, John Hansel, Caleb Carmical, Robbie Blevins, Cydney Perkins and Lori Barton.

Several Harlan County High School students won ribbons for their art work during the recent 52nd annual Swappin’ Meetin’ community and children’s art display.

The theme of this year’s competition was “My Ole Kentucky Home.”

“I was pleased to learn that several of my students who have worked so hard this year won first- and second-place ribbons,” said art teacher Sue Lintelman. “They did some fantastic work.”

Caleb Carmical, a junior, won best of show and first place for his painting titled “Coon Dog.”

Lori Barton, a sophomore, won first place for “Welcome to Harlan.”

Adia Watts, a freshman, won first place for “Golden Autumn.”

Jonathan Hansel, a senior, won a second-place ribbon for “Red Barn.”

Robert Blevins Jr., a sophomore, won second place for “Orchard Overlook.”

Sidney Perkins also won a second-place ribbon for her painting “Sunday Drive.”