Lee's Summit R-7 School District
LSHS retired art teacher Manning Williams and Best of Show winner Vy Nguyen

LSHS hosts “Art Olympics,” a district-wide art competition

Art students from LSW, LSHS, and LSN had 90 minutes to create artwork on the spot in a district-wide competition last week at Lee’s Summit High School. The “Art Olympics” also included a  “Manning Williams Best of Show Award” to honor recent LSHS retiree, Manning Williams, an art instructor at Lee’s Summit High for 32 years and the founder of the Art Olympics. Congratulations to all Art Olympics winners. Pictures is Best of Show winner, Vy Nguyen with Mr. Williams.

2020 Art Olympic Winners

The Manning Williams Best of Show Award– Vy Nguyen 


Figure Drawing

Gold: Hannah Nierman

Silver: Kyler Gher

Bronze: Taylor Orloski



Gold: Bee Gard

Silver: Melissa Timmons

Bronze: Elijah Simms



Gold: Serenity Holmes

Silver: Jessie Ekborg-Ott

Bronze: Savannah Cato


Mixed Media

Gold: Jiaxin Liu

Silver: April Cowan

Bronze: Gracelyn Crow


Still Life Drawing

Gold: Alexis Jones

Silver: Madison Hankel

Bronze: Raven Lunceford


Still Life Painting 

Gold: Ben Snell

Silver: Gabby Reynolds

Bronze: Evey Shults


Wheel Throwing

Gold: Rachel Wilson

Silver: Claire Gaffney

Bronze: Emily Green 

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