Kites On Ice Announces Student Contest Winners

Kites On Ice Announces Student Contest Winners

(PRWEB) February 18, 2005

Organizers of the seventh annual Kites on Ice Festival are pleased to announce this year's student winners of its annual kite building contest. The Best of Show award goes to: Entire Class of the Global Houses from Savanna Oaks Middle School in Verona. The Most Unusual Kite award goes to: Kadee Thao of Blackhawk Middle School in Madison. The Most Kitemaking Potential award goes to: Lindsey Quella of Jefferson Middle School in Madison.

Most Artistic:

1st Place Â? Justin Kim, Jefferson M.S.

2nd Place Â? Frankie Furillo & Zach Brassington, Savannah Oaks M.S.

3rd Place Â?Amber Windshigel & Mariah Burnam, Blackhawk M.S.    

Most Creative Use of Materials:

1st Place Â? Kadee Thao, Blackhawk M.S.

2nd Place Â?Ivy Martin, Blackhawk M.S.

3rd Place Â? Gabby Perez, Jefferson M.S.

Best Overall Design/Construction:

1st Place Â? Tyler Hohlstein, Jefferson M.S.

2nd Place Â? Bethany Fenn, Jefferson M.S.

3rd Place Â? Crystal Buckly, Jefferson M.S.

Winners in each category received a festival hat, kite pin, and award. Additionally, first place winners received $ 25, second place $ 20, and third place $ 15. The judges for the event were professional kite flyers from all over the country. They were Scott Skinner, Meg Albers, Ron and Sandi Gibian.

The schools that participated were: Savannah Oaks M.S. from Verona, Riverside Alternate M.S. from Watertown, Blackhawk M.S. from Madison, Jefferson M.S. from Madison, Poynette M.S. from Poynette, Glacier Oaks M.S. from Cross Plains, and Deforest M.S. from Deforest. The program on Friday, February 4th saw 750 students from these schools.

For the past few weeks, students participating in the program have been building kites during their regular school hours. These kites flew for the first time on Friday, February 4th during a special student program. Students from Savannah Oaks in Verona, WI also built a huge train kiteÂ?a conglomeration of over 50 kites brought together to form one large rainbow-colored kite, which was featured during the Kites on Ice Festival, held February 5-6, 2005.

Kites on Ice is a production of Madison Festivals, Inc., a non-profit organization formed to develop, implement, manage, and promote special events in the Greater Madison area. Kites on Ice 2005 is also an American Kitefliers Association (AKA) sanctioned event. The AKA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites. To learn more about Kites on Ice, or to learn how to become a volunteer, visit


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