The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County recently held its Fine Arts Contest.  Club members age 5-18 from the Portage, South Haven, Duneland and Valparaiso Clubs completed artwork throughout the year in the various categories for the contest.

10 yr. old Kelly Yaros of the Portage Club stands next to her winning entry entitled “Sail Boat”. Yaros won in the Mixed Media category for her age group.

The following are the list of winners whose artwork will now be entered in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Midwest Region competition for judging.

Member’s Name Club Type of Art Age Group
Kayla Bolden Portage Mixed Media 5-9
Kelly Yaros Portage Mixed Media 10-12
Amber Charles South Haven Collage 5-9
Haley Green South Haven Collage 10-12
Jasper McKnight Portage Collage 13-15
Cornelius McGill Portage Watercolor 5-9
Breanna Clemans Portage Watercolor 10-12
Shannon Hahn Valparaiso Watercolor 13-15
Brianna Cox South Haven Pastel 5-9
Amber Davis Portage Pastel 10-12
Jada Rivera Portage Pastel 13-15
Steven Sego Valparaiso Pastel 16-18
Gabe Revetta South Haven Multicolored 5-9
Brandon Myers Portage Multicolored 10-12
John Sego Valparaiso Multicolored 13-15
Asia Davis Portage Print Making 5-9
Amber Davis Portage Print Making 10-12
Katie Griffith Duneland Oil/Acrylic 5-9
Heather  Holderbaugh South Haven Oil/Acrylic 10-12
Janel Reed Valparaiso Oil/Acrylic 13-15
Juliet Zuniga Portage Monochromatic 5-9
Brandon Myerse Portag Monochromatic 10-12
Rashaan Williams Portage Monochromatic 13-15
Aariona Brown Portage Sculpture 5-9
Jasmine Simpson Portage Sculpture 10-12
Jada Rivera Portage Sculpture 13-15

Steve Beekman, Director of Operations stands next to Susan Young, Art Instructor for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

The Boys & Girls Club of Porter County provides children ages 5 to 18 with quality programming emphasizing character and leadership, education and career development; community service; technology training; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach.

The club operates facilities in Valparaiso, South Haven, Duneland and Portage.  For more information on membership, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact your local Club or call (219) 464-7282 or visit

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