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Gingerbread awards given

Gingerbread awards given

Deerfield and Lakin High School students were recently awarded for their entries in the Finney County Big Brothers Big Sisters' Gingerbread House Art contest that took place in December.

The contest was open to high school students from Garden City, Holcomb, Lakin and Deerfield, though only Lakin and Deerfield students entered. The goal was to create gingerbread houses as part of a contest and fundraiser for BBBS.

"All the kids who participated got a certificate for helping us raise funds for our program," Tammy Davis, director of BBBS, said.

Judges selected the top four gingerbread houses, which were done by both individuals and teams. Three groups of students from Deerfield took three of the top four spots, and a student from Lakin took second place.

Juan Martinez, America Garcia and Pedro Anguiano, all of Deerfield, were the grand prize winners, and were awarded a $500 gift certificate from Garden City Community College. Their winning entry was a pumpkin patch rendition of a gingerbread house farmyard.

Kayden Webb and Brytnee Huggard, both from Deerfield, took first place, and were each awarded a 111-piece art studio set, for their entry of an igloo gingerbread house.

Brianna Sanze of Lakin High School took second place and was awarded with art supplies for her entry of a traditional gingerbread house, complete with Santa Claus.

Zaine Gillock, Teryn Crist, Justine Line and Erwin Vides, all of Deerfield, placed third and each were awarded drawing box sets for their gumdrop gingerbread house entry.

Davis also threw a pizza party for the winners. The final four will have their gingerbread creations on display at the Garden City Arts Gallery soon.

"We truly appreciate the art teachers and students to help out the kids served by BBBS," Davis said. "Some of the houses were so big, they had to drive them over two at a time, so every couple of nights for a month, they were bringing houses over here."

Davis said that $5,000 was raised through the contest and that all of the proceeds will go to BBBS of Finney County.

Students named to honor roll

STERLING — Two former Finney County students were named to Sterling College's Fall 2013 honor roll.

Wendy of Dunagan of Holcomb and Rosalita Wilson of Garden City were named to the dean's honor roll for the fall 2013 semester. Both Dunagan and Wilson are students through Sterling College Online.

To earn this honor, students must have a GPA of 3.50 or better in at least 12 credits of residential work or 10 credits for Sterling College Online students. Dunagan and Wilson were two of 207 who earned this honor.

Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. For more information, visit

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