LaFontaine Arts Council honors Crestview trio


Crestview Middle School students (front row, from left) Justin Beihold, Elania Fuentes and Sydnee Gradeless have been named artists of the month for April by the LaFontaine Arts Council. Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Three Crestview Middle School students have been recognized by the LaFontaine Arts Council as artists of the month for April.

They are Justin Biehold, Elania Fuentes and Sydnee Gradeless.

Biehold was nominated by Crestview art teacher Stefanie Gaza for his achievements in art.

He is the son of Jacinda and Gary Beihold, of Roanoke.
Fuentes, an eighth-grader from Huntington, was nominated by choir teacher William Richey for her achievements in choir. She is a three-year participant in Circle the State with Song and is also a band member.

Fuentes is the daughter of Jamie Bumphrey and David Fuentes.

Gradeless, a seventh-grader at Crestview, was nominated by band teacher Doug McElhaney for her achievements in band.

Her parents are Jason and Jill Gradeless, of Huntington.

Complete caption: Crestview Middle School students (front row, from left) Justin Beihold, Elania Fuentes and Sydnee Gradeless have been named artists of the month for April by the LaFontaine Arts Council. With them are (back row, from left) Dana Spahr, arts council representative; Stefanie Gaza, art teacher; Elizabeth Richey, substitute choir teacher; and Doug McElhaney, band teacher.