Presidential Pumpkin Creations

Overall winners in the Davidson Elementary School Challenge Class Prestigious Pumpkin Contest were Vaughn Hart,4th Grade, for Presidential Parties with her entry, “Maverick”; and Ta’Nia Hawkins, 2nd Grade, for Presidents/Candidates with her entry, “Time for a Change.” The other winners are at the bottom of this group of photos.

John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson memorialized on the orange-color squash.

The two-party system. Did you know that in the United States, the carved pumpkin was first associated with the harvest season in general, long before it became an emblem of Halloween.

Sarah Palin as a pumpkin.

Dental hygiene must have been important to George Washington who is shown here about to brush his horse’s teeth.

George Washington (left) and Sarah Palin (right).

Local artist Megan Kingery judges. Note the “Pumrack Obamkin” creation in the bottom right corner.

Teddy Roosevelt, the first president to ride in an auto, looks good as a pumpkin.

Second Grade winners were Mary Kate Newman, first for “Theodore Roosevelt”; Carson Hervey, second for “Pumrack Obamkin”; and Elaina Rone, third for “John McCain.”

Third Grade winners were Erica Flemming, first for “The Man With the Plan”; Carlye Washington, second for “Two Faced”; and Caroline Tyler, third for “Sarah Palin.”

Fourth Grade winners were Gabe Edwards, first for “John Quincy Adams”; Tony Person, second for “Republican Party”; and Jake Rotenberry, third for “Thomas Jefferson.”

Fifth Grade winners were Makenzie Chandler, first for “Abraham Lincoln”; Lexie Fowler, second for “George Washington, First President; and Austin King, third for “Two Faces of Politics.”

Sixth Grade winners were Conner Gray, first for “Father of Our Country”; Annie Person, second for “Donkey”; and Stanton Sparks, third for “Cherry Cutter.”

The Presidential Pumpkin Decorating contest was judged Monday, Oct. 27, at Davidson Elementary School. Local artists Megan Kingery, Bill  Barren, Pati D’Amico, and Pat Rodrique spent the morning looking over dozens of creations. 

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