Essence of Fort Scott

Fort Scott High School Photography and Advanced Placement Studio Art class students who entered the “What Makes Fort Scott Special To Me” photography contest are from left, front row: Addi Labbe, Berkley Chavis, Grace Keating, Aubry Terry and Ashton Nolan; second row: Ethan Burrell, Darby Toth, Chloe Studyvin, Kayley Reyes, Gabi Griffin, Lindsay Lundberg, Daryn Wiley, Hallie Grillot, and Montana LaRoche; back row: Lizzie Thurston, Mia Perry, Dalton Womeldorf, and FSHS Art Teacher Ellen Kendrick.
The poster in the lobby of the Ellis Fine Arts Center at Fort Scott Community College Thursday, including the list of all who participated in the contest at the bottom of the poster. The contest winners were announced during the weekly Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce Coffee at the Gordon Parks Museum.
Darby Toth stands in front of her first place winning¬† photo “Liberty and Justice For All.”
Grace Keating stands beneath her second place photo “Friday Night Lights.”
Daryn Wiley is photographed by Fort Scott High School Teacher Ellen Kendrick in front of her photo submission. Wiley was third place winner of the photography contest with “A Local Diner.”

The “What Makes Fort Scott Special To Me” photography contest was featured with a gallery of the contest submissions Thursday morning during the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee.

Contestants were to capture the essence of Fort Scott in their photograph submission.

First place winner was Fort Scott High School student, Darby Toth, with her submission of “Liberty and Justice For All.”

Second place winner was FSHS student Grace Keating with her “Friday Night Lights.”

Third place winner was FSHS student Daryn Wiley with her “A Local Diner.”

The venue for the contest was the lobby of the Ellis Fine Arts Center on the campus of Fort Scott Community College.

Following the gallery showing, the chamber coffee attendees moved into the Gordon Parks Museum, located in the center.

Chamber members each week may tell of events in the community for $1 per event, with proceeds going to the Dolly the Trolley fund.

Fort Scott City Manager Dave Martin tells about the city’s recent purchase of seven acres adjacent to Gunn Park.
Penny Pollack Barnes tells about the TriYakAthon this Saturday at Gunn Park, starting at 8 a.m.
Craig Campbell tells about the DEA drug take-back event at the Convenient Care Center on National Avenue Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First place photo contest winner Darby Toth, receives her prizes during the weekly coffee.

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