October 25th, 2012
Essay Contest winners from the 48th Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’, a competition among students attending Harlan County schools include:
Elementary School: first place, Lexie Burris, Cumberland Elementary School, coach, Allyson Layne; second place, Sydney Layne, Cumberland Elementary School, coach, Allyson Layne;
Middle School: first place, Lainey Cox; Cumberland Elementary School, coaches, Amber Chapel and Jade Marshall; second place, Autumn Dunaway, Cumberland Elementary School, coaches Amber Chappel and Jade Marshall; third place, Morgan Simpkins, Cumberland Elementary School, coach, Jasmine Dunson.
High School: first place, Lamborghini Holcomb, Harlan County High School, coach, Kelsey Penix; second place, Kaylin Penix, Harlan County High School, coach, Kelsy Penix; third place, Andrew Dozier, Harlan County High School, coach, Brooklynn Woods.
Additionally, winners of the Swappin’ Meetin’ Math Search and Compute contest were Sarah Miles, Harlan County High School; Christian Boggs, Evarts Elementary School; Kassie Woodard, Rosspoint Elementary School.
The winner of the Swappin’ Meetin’ Travelling Trophy for participation was awarded to Harlan County High School with 7,285 total points.
The 48th Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ featured several contest that were enjoyed by many. Results of the contests for the 2012 event include:
1st Annual Pumpkin Race:
First Place winners – Cumberland Lions Club (Michael Corriston & Al Cornett) and Christy York; Second place winners – Christy York and Cumberland Lions Club; Third Place winner – Vicki Keithly; Prettiest pumpkin – Anna Jo Creech; and Best of Show – “Clown” by Brandee Gibson, Jade Marshal, Karl Creech, Christy York and Amy Jefferson.
Baked Goods Contest:
Cakes – First place, Cookies & Cream Cake – Lamborghini Holcomb; Second place – Pineapple Carrott Cake – Dianne Corriston; and Third place – Whoopie Pies – Kaylin Penix. Pies – First place, Butterfinger Pie – Lamborghini Holcomb; and Second place – Butterscotch pie – Sophia Sergent. Pastries – First place, Chocolate Chip Cookies – Bradley Holcomb; Second place, Coffee Cookies – Whitney Halcomb; and Third place, Cinnamon Buns – Faith Clark. Breads – First place, Garlic Cheese Biscuits – Lamborghini Holcomb. Best of Show, Cookies & Cream Cake – Lamborghini Holcomb.
Best of Show: Berry Blakley – “Log Cabin”; Pieced Category – First place, Betty Blakley “Log Cabin”; Second place, Kathy Cook “Costa Maya”; and Third Place, Pauline Brown “Cathedral Window”. Applique Category – First place, Fern Cornett “Ohio Rose”; Second place, Thressa Allen “Dresden Plate”; and Third place, Patsy Parrott “Flower Basket”. Novelty Category – First place, Pauline Brown “Presidents”; Second place, Pauline Brown “States”; and Third place, Glenna Blakley “HHS”. Wall Hanging Category – First place, Glenna Blakley “Blue Flower”; Second place, Delia Parker “States”; and Third place, Patsy Parrott “Christmas Joy”. Baby Category – First place, Frances Cox “Sunbonnet Girls”; Second place, Glenna Blakley “Sunbonnet Sue”; and Third place, Delia Parker “Monkey Wrench”. Beginner Category – First place, Laura Rogers “Horses and Star”; and Second place, Connie Richmond “Elvis Presley”.
Pickles, Jams & Jellies Contest:
Pickles (Sweet Pickles) – First place, Lyna Cornett “Bread & Butter pickles”; Second place, Barbara Marsh “Sweet pickles”; and Third place, Lainey Cox “Bread & Butter pickles”.
Dill Pickles – First place, Lainey Cox “Kosher Dill Pickles”; and Second place, Valerie Osborne “Dill Pickles”.
Picked Vegetables: First place, Thressa Allen “Pickled beets”; and Second place, Wayne Yaden “Pickled Corn”. Salsa – first place, Valerie Osborne and Second place, Faith Clark.
Peppers: First place, Barbara Marsh “Hot Peppers” and second place, Angie Bush “Hot Banana Peppers”.
Relish: First place, Lyna Cornett “Squash Relish” and Second place, Thressa Allen “Relish”.
Chow-Chow: First place, Barbara Marsh; Second place, Belynda Banks and Third place, Mary Lou Yaden.
Saurkraut: First Place, Kaylin Penix.
Jellies: First place, Belynda Banks “Grape Jelly” and Faith Clark “Blueberry Jelly”; Second place, Jennifer Hockenberry “Kudzu Bloom Jelly”; and Third place, Angie Bush “Grape Jelly”.
Grand Champion Jams: Betty Jane Fields “Apple Butter”.
Jams: First place, Betty Jane Fields “Apple Butter” and Mary Lou Yaden “Strawberry Freezer Jam”; and Second place, Lainey Cox “Cherry Jam”; and Third place, Lamborghini Holcomb “Caramel Apple Jam”.
Youth Division (Elementary/Middle School): First place, David Benning, Rosspoint Elementary School.
High School Division (All winners are from Harlan County High School): First place, Noah Hughes; Second place, Jake Alred; and Third place, Devyn Creech.
College Division (for SKCTC Students): First place, Clint Parsons.
Note: All Youth and High School Division winners will now submit a video to the state committee for consideration to be a Kentucky State Torchbearer (sponsored by the Kentucky Storytelling Association). If they win that, they will submit to the National Youth Storytelling Showcase.
One of the more popular components of the annual Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ is the art contest. Schools from across the county take part with the art work displayed in Chrisman Hall.
Winners for 2012 include: Cumberland Elementary School – Best of Show, Amber Bailey; First place, Amber Bailey.
Green Hills Elementary – Best of Show – Tori Akers; First Place, Kandace Scruggs, Kay Turner, Madison Belcher, Katie Napier, Amber Blanton and Cassidy Hammond; Second Place, Lonnie Whitehead, Faith Hoskins, Garrett Byrn, Nikki Callahan, Zander Colandria and Arri Bryant; and Third Place, Anna Massingale, Austin White, Emily Helton, Shawn Joseph and Faith Hoskins.
Harlan County Christian – Best of Show – Hailey Foster; First Place, Hailey Foster; Second and Third Place, Madison Cresten.
Harlan County High School – Best of Show – Anna Jo Creech; First Place, Katie Johnson; Second Place, Lindsay Branson and John Saylor; and Third Place, Jason Perkins.
Evarts Elementary School – Best of Show- Taylor Sizemore; First Place, Taylor Sizemore, Cristy Napier, Angel Wynn, Matt Risner, Olivia Freeman, Anna Wynn, Emma Ball and Nick Caldwell; Second Place, JJ Caudill, Summer Brock, Kristen Napier, Gage Caudill and Tracey Mefford; and Third Place, Brenna Hall, Alliyah Dean, Gracie Ewing, McKenzie Middleton and Dalton Riley.
Rosspoint Elementary School – Best of Show – Hannah Hoskins; First Place, Hannah Hoskins, Baili Boggs, Ethan Cornett, Brianna Rogue and Matt Howard; Second Place, Emily Long, Joseph Hatfield, Matia Williams and Morgan Burke; and Third Place, Hannah Gaw, Aubrey Purgitt, Jonathan Hubbard, Logan Skidmore and Tiara Lambert.
James A. Cawood Elementary School – Best of Show – Kindergarten Class; First Place, Michael Torres; Second Place, Jaiden Marlow; and Third Place, Gabe Smith.
Wallins Elementary School – Best of Show – Tyler Duncan; First Place, Joshua Lee; Second Place, Gwyn Turner; and Third Place, Shelby Martin.
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