Visual Artists Earn Top Awards at Patriotic Art Competition

Mr. Quincy Collins, COL USAF (Ret), founder of Carolina Freedom Foundation, poses with this year's student winners of the annual art competition. L-R Sam Goldstein, Emily Ketron, Abbey Barefoot, Colonel Quincy Collins, Mr. Bryn Gillette, Andrew Knotts and Nathan Brannon.

Charlotte Christian swept the awards at the 2018 Carolina Freedom Foundation's Patriotic Art Competition. Junior Andrew Knotts earned first place and the prize of $1,000 and senior Nathan Brannon earned second place and the prize of $500. Senior Abbey Barefoot, senior Emily Ketron and senior Sam Goldstein all receive honorable mention.

The Carolina Freedom Foundation hosts the annual breakfast honoring veterans and service members in our community. During the breakfast, there is artwork on display from the art competition designed to engage student artists with issues of patriotism and sacrifice. This year's theme was "Honor Above All." Submissions from Charlotte Christian Art 2, Studio Art Honors and AP Studio Art students were judged by a panel of artists and they swept all award categories.

This marks 12 consecutive years Charlotte Christian students have come away with one or more awards in this competition, dating back to 2007.

  • Andrew Knotts (11th grade) 1st prize = $1,000
  • Nathan Brannon (12th grade) 2nd prize = $500
  • Abbey Barefoot (12th grade) Honorable Mention
  • Emily Ketron (12th grade) Honorable Mention
  • Sam Goldstein (11th grade) Honorable Mention

Andrew Knotts
"Honor and Sacrifice"
Nathan Brannon
"Honor Above All"
Abbey Barefoot
"Honor Above All"
Emily Ketron
"Legacy of Service"
Sam Goldstein
"Edge of Honor"