As Quanah Friends of the Park announced in March, we have been working on replacing the basketball goals at Historic Quanah City Park. As part of that project, we announced a contest for students to give us their best artistic designs for the backboards for the new goals as we begin working towards installation of public art in the park. We were overwhelmed by the response and received a total of 23 entries from elementary and middle school students.
The top two designs, as voted on by the members of the Quanah Friends of the Park Volunteer Corps and Friends of the Park Committee of the E. Eugene Johnson Memorial Foundation, have been selected. Although, for a very good reason (more details soon), we have been delayed in the installation of the new goals, we wanted to go ahead and announce the winners and show off their designs.
Here are the winners and other entries including the titles of their designs and their grades (2020-21 school year):
Other Students Who Submitted Entries:
William Waldo, Weston Wilson, Grayson Alcantar, Weston McAllister, Gavin Longoria, Meredithe Meeks, Carlos Nutter, Carter Christianelli, Kenny Cole, Maggie Horton, and Travis Middle School Life Skills Class.
We would like to thank each and every student who submitted a design, and give a special thank you also to Torey Sparkman for her help with us to coordinate the designs and entries.
Although we had originally planned to have the students with the winning designs help in painting the designs on the backboards, we changed those plans and ended up having the two students re-draw their designs on a larger format, which were then placed on the backboards by Empire Wraps in Wichita Falls. We have included photos here of the two artists with their winning designs and some of the behind-the-scenes work of the wraps being installed.
Thank you again to everyone involved with this project, and we can’t wait to see these new goals up and being used soon at the Historic Quanah City Park!