The Exhibit A Family Court Art Challenge is an annual event supported through a partnership between the Ninth Circuit’s Family Court and Orange County Public Schools. Each year, students are given the opportunity to express themselves through the creation of a special piece of art that represents what that year’s theme means to them. The students’ artwork is judged in four categories by age group: elementary (K-2), elementary (3-5), middle and high school, with awards given to first, second, and third place winners, as well as one or two additional honorable mentions. First place winners remain on display in the lobby of the Thomas S. Kirk Juvenile Justice Center.

Elementary School – Grades K-2
  • First Place -Micah Cyril, 1st grade, Forsyth Woods
  • Second Place - Rayna Aly, Kindergarden, Bay Lake Elementary
  • Third Place - George Constantinidis, 2nd grade, Westbrook Elementary
  • Honorable Mention - Mathias Pietri Oviedo, 1st grade, Bay Lake Elementary
  • Honorable Mention - Samantha Jacobo Sanchez, 2nd grade, Sadler Elementary
Elementary School – Grades 3-5
  • First Place - Zhouyifan Li, 5th grade, Bay Lake Elementary
  • Second Place - Jacquelyn Restrepo, 5th grade, Union Park Elementary
  • Third Place - Kirah Vetter, 5th grade, Union Park Elementary
  • Honorable Mention - Nicola Ferraro, 5th grade, Stone Lake Elementary
  • Honorable Mention - Zola Scribner, 5th grade, Blankner Elementary
Middle School
  • First Place - Cecilia Legran, 8th grade, Pershing Middle School
  • Second Place - Faith St. Hilaire, 6th grade, Avalon Middle School
  • Third Place - Jovany Dera, 8th grade, Westridge Middle School
  • Honorable Mention - Alex Valdiva, 6th grade, Orange County Prep Academy
  • Honorable Mention - Ryleigh Quin-Dykes-LcLean, 7th grade, Howard Middle School
High School
  • First Place - Arden Yu, 11th grade, Dr. Phillips High School
  • Second Place - Marisa Park, 12th grade, Windermere High School
  • Third Place - Elle Mangin, 9th grade, Dr. Phillips High School
  • Honorable Mention - Hannah Na, 11th grade, Dr. Phillips High School
  • Honorable Mention - Jazmyne Macklin, 12th grade, Winter Park High School
Exhibit A: Family Court Art Challenge
Orange County
Phone: 407.8367511