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Almondale Elementary School first-grader Jacquelyn Medina proved this week that age doesn’t necessarily determine skill when it comes to art.
The 6-year-old created the art piece as determined by a committee of judges in the annual Kern County Superintendent of Schools sponsored children’s art competition at the Kern County Fair.
Although Jacquelyn is now in first grade, her art was entered for the contest’s May deadline when she was still in kindergarten.
Jacquelyn was presented with the Sweepstakes Award today, the best of the best out of the approximately 500 student entries, including works submitted by children in pre-school through eighth grade, as well as special education.
Entries are displayed and judged each year during the September-October Kern County Fair.
Every entry had to be original in both design and color. Only the top two or three from each classroom survived tough preliminary judging.
The children’s art committee pared the submissions down to the final competitors for this week’s judging.
All of the artwork is currently on display in Harvest Hall and will remain there until the fair closes on Sunday, Sept. 3