2010 Delaware Junior Duck Stamp Competition winners announced

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On March 29, 141 entries created by students in grades K through 12 from all over the state were judged in the 2010 Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Winners will be unveiled on Saturday, April 24 during the annual Delaware Ducks Unlimited Greenwings Event at Owens Station in Greenwood.

Maria Ji, 14-year-old from Wilmington and first place winner for grades 7 through 9, won best of show for her work, “Rising Glory, ” an oil painting which depicts a blue-0winged teal taking flight. Her winning Duck Stamp entry will be judged on April 23 in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of the Interior and held this year at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

First runner up YuChen Li, age 16 , of New Castle, a first place winner for grades 10 through 12 and best of show winner for the past three years, attends the Cab Calloway School of the Arts. Second runner up Emily Buck, age 15, a first place winner for grades 10 through 12, attends Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville.

Other winners were (name, age, school/sponsor, town of residence and/or school location):

GRADES K-3

First place: • Wayne Morris, age 8, home sponsored, Clayton • Grace Winston, age 8, Winston Learning Academy, Milford • Tony Monaco, age 9, Wooden Palette Studio, Seaford

Second place: • Ben Humphries, age 9, St. Anne’s School, Dover • Virginia Chambers, age 9, St. Anne’s School, Townsend • Mercy Winston, age 6, Winston Learning Academy, Milford

Third place: • Jiankarla Rubio, age 5, Latin American Community Center, Newark • John Fritz, age 9, St. Anne’s School, Middletown • Victoria Rios, age 10, Latin American Community Center, Newark

GRADES 4-6

First place: • Zachary Hudson, age 11, Wooden Palette Art Studio, Laurel • Aaron Howard, age 12, Wooden Palette Art Studio, Seaford • Lynn Marcus, age 11, Round Hill Studio, Wilmington

Second place: • Daniel Winston, age 10, Winston Learning Academy, Milford • Rachel Winston, age 11, Winston Learning Academy, Milford • Fabrizio Alburqueque, age 10, Latin American Community Center, Newark

Third place: • Jerald Reb, age 10, Free Water Academy, Felton • Tanhya Resendiz, age 11, Latin American Community Center, Newark