Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens its 78th Young Artist Show: Youth Division with a free public opening and awards ceremony 1–3 p.m., Sunday, April 14. On view are 375 paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media, and more by K–8 students at 65 schools in Winnebago County. Sponsored by Alpine Kiwanis, Meemic, and Women’s Art Board with in-kind support from Dick Blick, the exhibition remains on view through May 5 at RAM, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford.  

Recognition awards, one per grade, will be announced at 2 p.m. during the free public opening on Sunday, April 14. Students and teachers of any grade at any school receive free admission to RAM throughout the entire 78th Young Artist Show.

FULL LIST OF SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS REPRESENTED:

Bloom Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Rae Carbaugh) Shams Al Najjar, 4; Ma Bless, 4; Gabriel Camacho, 1; Alisha Gray, 5; Chara Hinz, 2. // Brookview Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Tim McGinnis) Cade Guse, 3; Addison Harvey, 1; Kevlen Jackson, 5; Jasmine Jimenez, 4; Danalee Palacios, 2. // Brown Homeschool (Teacher: Michelle Brown) Makenna Brown, 8. // Brunson Homeschool (Teacher: Natalie Brunson) Kairo Brunson, 6; Thorin Brunson, 3. // Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic School, Rockford (Teacher: Cindy Buffo) Riley Dornbush, 3; Taylor Dornbush, 6; Eva Greenberg, 7; Sarah Hudak, 8; Natilee Jaeger, 1; Jenna Martinez, 6; Julian Nichols, 8; Eileen O'Brien, 4; Matthew O'Connor, 7; Sophia Okite, 8; Danny Rose, 3; Colin Wedwick, 4; Peter White, 8. // Cherry Valley Elementary School, Rockford (Teachers: Helen Linden, Haley Lyons) Alexis Adams, 5; Kylie Chouinard, 1; Kayle Garcia, 4; Sophia Truong, 3; Chase Velasco, 2. // Christian Life Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Mia Romo) Ra'mon Jones, 1; Caleb Lopez, 4; Adelynn Sihakhom, K; Taylor Spires, 3; Avery Staaland, 5. // Conklin Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Jason Yates) Jacob Bamberger, 3; Essence Dock, 5; Isaiah Dosie-Coleman, 5; James Gallagher, 4; Brian Windom, 2. // Eisenhower Middle School, Rockford (Teacher: Julie Hoyer) Eloisa Cabrel-Tabillo, 7; Risa Chung, 7; Meredith Dady, 8; Jakup Jakupi, 7; Abigail Larson, 8; Reagan Mitchell, 8; Anthony Molina, 8; Alexis Montejo, 8; Aila Ortega, 7. // Ellis Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Steven Gates) Niyhanna Trammell, 5. // Flinn Middle School, Rockford (Teacher: Lee Ann Sluiter) Diana Mangaina, 8; Heaven Harris, 8; Valerie Juarez, 6; Brianna Oceloti, 6; Emily Petway, 6; Autumn Richardson, 8; Serenity Thomas, 8; Daniela Torres, 8. // Gregory Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Andrea Holm) Yoemilli Chavez-Navarro, 1; Pete Eziagulu, 5; Miyah Loeppky, 2; Aleesia Lopez, 4; Diamond McClendon, 5. // Haskell School/RPS 205 STEAM Academy, Rockford (Teacher: Katrina Olson) DaMya Fricks, 3; Nikyia Marzette, 4; Janiyah Noy, K; Kioja Sanders, 2; YoYo Too, 1. // Heinrich Homeschool (Teacher: Meredith Heinrich) Gavrielle Heinrich, 8; Gelya Heinrich, 4. // Henderson Homeschool (Teacher: Nichole Henderson) Elliana Henderson, 2. // Hillman Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Lorie Painter) Nayeli Casas-Delao, 5; Jose Eduardo, 4; Moroni Esqueda, 2; Thang Nuam, 3; Monserrath Suarez, 3. // Holy Family Catholic School, Rockford (Teacher: Mary Haas) Maxwell Beaulieu, 2; Julia Berbeka, 4; Kayla Bruscato, 7; Rissa Donnelli, 6; Abby Dunn, 3; Evelyn Felauer, 7; Michelle Gornicki, 8; Ashley Guinto, 8; Ellie Kaszycki, 7; Ella Maier, 8; Gia Singer, K; Ryan Starck, 7; Sylas Woodford, 1. // Maud Johnson Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Therese Moncelle) Emery Hoshaw, K; Isha LaPorte-Volmar, 1; Taliyah Parnello, 5; Neng Them, 3; Terrence Wilson Jr., 1. // Kinnikinnick School, Roscoe (Teacher: Brooke LaBuy) Sammy Castelli, 5; Peyton Champagne, 5; Morgan DiGangi, 4; Madeline Grady, 5; Annika Londo, 4. // Kishwaukee Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Kristina Kasten) Martha Emil, 4; Fairy Laheir, K; Jessica Lwalaba, 5; Lay Paw, 2; Niyah Wilson, 3. // Ledgewood School, Roscoe (Teachers: Brooke LaBuy, Sarah Wolfe) Sara Chu, 1; Emma Heidenreich, 1; Georgia Speer, K; Amelia Tedder, 1; Indira Tripodi, K. // Loves Park Elementary School (Teacher: Joanna Stoneham) Bailey Ackerson, 3; LaKyla Brough, 4; Caiden Ferguson, 1; Leo Ramos, 6; Miani Rivera, 4. // Machesney Elementary School, Machesney Park (Teacher: Ingrid Hyde) Jordan Anderson, 4; Olivia Casica, 4; Sophia Huff, 6; Enjoli Jimenez, 6; Lauren Million, 5. // Maple Elementary School, Loves Park (Teacher: Joanna Stoneham) Tabitha Eye, 3; Gavin Koerner, 5; Alivia Neubauer, 6; Morgan Schmidt, 4; Jersey Wolf, 2. // Marquette Elementary School, Machesney Park (Teacher: Kelly Winters) Izabelle Campbell, 3; Izabella O'Day, 3; Mila Primeaux, 1; Irian Vrebac, 2. // Thurgood Marshall School/RPS 205 Gifted Academy, Rockford (Teachers: Lisa Normoyle, Kelly Smith) Sayana Bilguun, 6; Larkin Blakeney, 5; Angelina Dalip, 7; Mackenzie Dockter, 7; Armaan Farokhi, 6; Jimmy Fischer, 3; Giulyana Gamero, 8; Nicholas Giarardin, 2; Hae Leh, 8; A'Sha McClinton, 7; Omar Ortega, 5; Abby Rabon, 5; Louis Raimbault, 5; Sophia Rosado, 5; Ella Roxworthy, 6; Shirin Uran, 1; Eliza Wirtjes, 4. // McIntosh Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Heather Nicholls) Donquez Ashford, 2; Jeremiah Dishman, 4; Mollie Hargan, 1; Logan Whittington, 5; Alexus Wiley, 5. // Jean McNair Elementary School, Winnebago (Teacher: Dixie Mumm) Hannah Bertram, 4; Lehnie Gibler, 4; Avery Kaap, 3; Justice Muhammad, 5; Natalie Olsen, 5. // Maria Montessori at Marsh School, Rockford (Teachers: Matt Palmer, Haley Lyons) Jenae' Belmontes-Gonzalez, 8; Nylan Billingslea, 6; Olivia Farris, 5; Liadan Gray, 8; Lucy Morlan, 2; Scarlett Siehoff, K. // Nelson Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Sarah Berg) Maria Dominguez, 3; Allyson Franckowiak, K; Linnea Hall, 5; Dayana Hernandez-Ortega, 4; Kenneth Ortiz Lopez, 4. // Olson Park Elementary School, Machesney Park (Teacher: Kelly Winters) Ginger Doetch, 1; Ella Fitz-Simmons, 2; Finleigh Hough, 2; Isabelle Tang, 4; Joshua Watkins, 6. // Parker Early Education Center, Machesney Park (Teacher: Rebecca Davis) Capri Huber, K; Sondra Krepfle, K; Trinity Milvert, K; Uziya Rushing, K; Mila Yarbrough, K. // Pecatonica Middle School, Pecatonica (Teacher: Jessica Sheets) Alexia Beck, 6; Jonathan Hartline, 7; Adelyn Howald, 5; Kayla Jenkins, 8; Kamryn Lender, 5; Allie McLevige, 7; Bella Roberts, 8. // Prairie Hill Elementary School, South Beloit (Teachers: Sherry Witz, Heather McIlwain) Mason Binger, 1; Sophia Kenny, K; Avery Lovejoy, 3; Morgan Smith, 2; Camryn Swindell, 4. // Ralston Elementary School, Machesney Park (Teachers: Rebecca Davis, Lucinda Maina) Chevelle Davis, 6; Claire Johnson, 5; Isla McDermott, 1; Sonny Shields, 4; Emmerson Swenson, 4. // RESA Middle School/RPS 205 Rockford Environmental Science Academy, Rockford (Teacher: Adriana Villagomez) Roberto Benitez, 6; Natilia Flores, 7; Xohanny Garay, 8; Blake Johnson, 8; Alejandra Navarro, 8; Menah Savaglio, 7; Ania Walker, 8; Kaylen Zernike, 6. // Rock Cut Elementary School, Loves Park (Teachers: Lucinda Maina, Mary Peterson) Lluvia Cantu, 2; Athena Fry, 5; Kaylee Glasgow, 6; Julian Presley, 1; Bowe Tufte, 6. // Rockford Christian School (Teachers: Liz Day, Sarah Letsinger) Brooks Anderson, 1; Zoe Antczak, 8; Mason Brock, 3; Janey Currie, 8; Warren Glass, 7; Allison Orr, 2; Taylor Powell, 7; Madigan Rhode, 4; Kelsi Roth, 6; Sophie Whelan, 5. // Rockford Lutheran School, Rockford (Teachers: Cheri Schmid, Molly Carter) Grace Anderson, 6; Brooklyn Hogan, 1; Jay Hollingshed, 6; Landon Horn, 4; Thalia Mackey, 8; Ben Menard, 5; Joshua Menchaca, 3; Ella Neubert, 6; Allison Roser, 8; Elizabeth Shockley, 8; Alina Zitzke, 2. // Rockton Grade School, Rockton (Teacher: April Graves) Sullivan Butler, 2; Alissa Liebert, 2; Bella Rodriguez, K; Adyson Smith, 2; Gwen Vanderheyden, 1. // Rolling Green Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Molly Bhattacharya) Roz Al Ashoor, 2; Aela Berg, K; Rebecca Chavez, 4; Lily Finke, 1; Tyler Shepherd, 3. // Roscoe Middle School, Roscoe (Teacher: Lily Picot) Audrey Christensen, 8; Hallie Hoffman, 7; Alex Lake, 8; Maria Pulido, 8; Chloie Riesen, 6; Kendra Schreck, 8; Ali Smoody, 8; Peyton Wilson, 6. // Shaikh Homeschool (Teacher: Aisha Shaheen) Yusuf Shaikh, 6. // Dorothy Simon Elementary School, Winnebago (Teacher: Jennifer Blomgren) Rylann Delehanty, 2; Kymbrie Kingsbury, 1; Emery Ludwig, 2; Colton Nelson, 1; Malia Thompson, K. // Spectrum Progressive School, Rockford (Teacher: Pam Kehoe-Peterson) Sophia Bradel, 8; Kathryn Dunn, 6; Ava Kalt, 6; Milla Korneski, 3; Lilah Rauh, 3; Calum Scroggins, 4; Takumi Ueda, 2; Yumi Ueda, 1. // Spring Creek Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Allison Wendt) Karina Alfonso Diaz, 5; Khloe Kruk, 4; Ashlyn Meyer, 4; Santiago Montes, 3; London Webster, 4. // St. Bridget Catholic School, Loves Park (Teacher: Lisa Greco) Austin Bryant, 1; Gianna Cacciatore, 7; Matthew Dickman, 6; Sienna Estrada, 4; Izze Fritz, 8; Ian Kuhn, K; Camren Lewandowski, 5; Abbi Longo, 8; Isabelle Neuschwander, 5; Alexa Petalber, 8; Max Peterson, 7; Isabella Rodriguez, 8; Lily Shields, 6; Ally Sims, 8. // St. James Catholic School, Rockford (Teacher: Andrea Weightman) Sophia Brodeski, 7; Carla Campa, 1; Mia Carlson, 6; Nya Chai, 8; Olivia Dawson, 7; David Garcia, 7; Emily Hawkins, 6; Shan Non, 5; McLysta Sanders, 3; Chery Sue, 2; Shining Sun, 4; Audrey Winters, 7. // Stone Creek School, Roscoe (Teacher: Sarah Wolfe) Kayla Chen, 3; Maxx Ditsworth, 3; Ella Lensing, 2; Tyler Nguyen, 3; Stella Niemeyer, 2. // St. Paul Lutheran School, Rockford (Teacher: Cheri Schmid) Hanadie Bazzelle-Keyes, 1; Kennedi Gorham, 4; Tabitha Hamrick, 3; Isabella Stoddard, K. // St. Rita Catholic School, Rockford (Teacher: Mary Gorsline) Caroline Barker, 4; Kyra Cruickshank, 8; Taylor Doe, 8; Kylie Dover, 4; Sophia Faught, 4; Roman Gorsline, 6; Ava Lendman, 7; Jacob Martorana, 8; Caleb Nelson, 6; PJ Poirier, 7; Bria Tallacksen, 3; Natalie Tekampe, 6; Adysen Welter, 3. // Three Ravens Studio, Rockford (Teacher: Thomas Harrison) Caroline Ellison, 5; Sophia Ellison, 8; Caleb Johnson, 8; Dorien Peterson, 7; Meadow Thomas, 3. // Welsh Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Carolyn St. Angel) Triston Boonos, 5; JaTayviah Farris, 3; Liliana Paniagua, 5; Anneka Pofelski, 4; Daijah Thompson, 1. // West Middle School, Rockford (Teacher: Eileen Morrissey) Sherlyn Carranza, 8; Aliyah Honings, 7; Ny'Kia McFadden, 7; Jamaica Roach, 8. // West Middle School/RPS 205 CAPA: Creative and Performing Arts, Rockford (Teacher: Matthew Taden) Kasandra Aguilar, 6; Bella DiVerdi, 6; Bridget Juarez, 6; Jade Stone, 7. // West View Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: Hotavio Escamilla) Jayci Barrett, K; Keyon'Zyria Goldsmith, K; Lauren Iverson, 2; Arianna Pearson-Sandine, 3; Jayla Whitfield, 3. // Whitehead Elementary School, Rockford (Teacher: John Costello) Damian Allen, 5; Coral Covarrubias, 5; Liz Dominiquez-Hernandez, 2; Daliany Santana, 4; Fernanda Villagrana, 1. // Whitman Post Elementary School, Rockton (Teacher: Dan Enderle) Yemaya Arce-Lynch, 4; Tim Caver, 3; Alyssa Connors, 3; Kennedy Kovarik, 3; Cooper Zovitowski, 5. // Willowbrook Middle School, South Beloit (Teacher: Heather McIlwain) Sydney Atkins, 5; Amanda Harris, 8; Isabelle Molitor, 7; Cadence Thurman, 6. // Wilson ASPIRE: Achieving Success, Providing Inspiration, Reaching Everyone/RPS 205 Special Education (Teacher: Laura Hibbs) Brianna Battles, 11; Virginia Gaines, 12; Zyaire Glass, 6; Kevin Martindale, 11; Colin Peggs, 12; Monserrat Rodriguez-Lopez, 10; Kalina Vatcheva, 10; Emma Weingartner, 6. // Windsor Elementary School, Loves Park (Teacher: Mary Peterson) Joslyn Gutierrez, 3; Makenzie Montalto, 5; Lexi Schroeder, 2; Autumn Taylor, 1; Addyson Toltzman, 4. // Winnebago Middle School, Winnebago (Teacher: Beth Melancen) Tayla Cunningham, 8; Jadyn Garrett, 8; Amanda Gustafson, 8; Karla Guzman, 7; Kendrick Meador, 8; Kayden Prince, 8; Anna Viel, 6; Wyatt Webb, 7.

About Rockford Art Museum: Founded in 1913, Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through art collection, exhibitions and education. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Learn more at rockfordartmuseum.org.

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