Art contest winners named for Wah-Zha-Zhi Christmas

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
Art contest winners named for Wah-Zha-Zhi Christmas

The Osage Nation’s Executive and Legislative Branches sponsored art contests for tribal employees and area youths during the first-ever Wah-Zha-Zhi Christmas event held Dec. 6.

Following the Pawhuska Christmas Parade, winners of the art contests were announced and presented with prizes at the Osage Nation Congress/Minerals Council Building.

In the youth art contest, Makaylah Sanchez was named winner of the High School Division and Wyatt Copple won first place in the Pre-K Division.

First-grade winner was Madison Bighorse, Mikayla Miller won for second graders and Adriana Ibarra claimed first in the third-grade division. Winners for grades four, five and six were Marie West, Audrey Rice and Makayla Davis.

The winner for seventh graders was Loriann Parker and Shelby won the ninth-grade division. First place for ninth graders went to Tyrae Walker.

John Bighorse placed first in the 10th-grade division, while Genny Maker was the 11th-grade winner and John Diaz placed first for the 12th-graders.

Dana Daylight was leader of the winning team in the Osage Nation Employee Art Contest. Other winners included Cindy Tillman, Dana Cass, Dana Testerman, Delana Taylor, Rebecca Fish, Leah Bighorse, Maggie Bolt, Jodie Revard and Karie Mashunkashey.

Fittingly, members of the Osage Nation Judicial branch served as judges for the art contest. Employee entries were displayed along the Seventh Street Staircase as part of the event.

Osage Casinos donated all art contest prizes. Refreshments were available in a hospitality room provided by the Osage Minerals Council and the Osage Nation Congress.