2015 artwork by rhs students for movie american graffiti
2013 Art Contest- "An Evening at the Roxy"
Three Russellville High School students were each awarded cash prizes for their creative efforts in the Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council “An Evening at the Roxy” art contest. Franklin County and Russellville City middle and high school students were invited to enter the contest in conjunction with Youth Art Month in March. Fourteen students, all from Russellville High School, entered the contest. Students were asked to depict the essence of the spirit of the historic Roxy Theatre in downtown Russellville with the theme “An Evening at the Roxy.” The Roxy Theatre has been a fixture for entertainment since 1949. First as a movie theatre and today as a venue for music and dance, the Roxy has been a beloved site for many shared memories of citizens in Franklin County. The first-place winner in the contest was Marisol Hernandez. She won $100.00 for her entry. As the school with the first-place winner, RHS was also awarded $100.00 to be used for art department supplies. The second-place winner was Autumn Harris and third place went to Christina Darby. They were awarded $50.00 and $25.00, respectively. All winners also received Roxy t-shirts. The entries to the contest have been displayed at recent concerts at the Roxy including the Rockin’ at the Roxy Benefit Concerts featuring the Kerry Gilbert Band and at the Ronnie McDowell concert. Guests at the concerts have been impressed with the quality of the student entries. A local business in Russellville, Cooper Framing and Glass, matted the prints for display. The Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council would like to express their thanks to the students participating in the contest and to RHS art teacher Melissa Grissom for encouraging her students to enter the contest.
2013 Franklin County Arts and humanities Scholarship
Each year, the Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council awards a $100.00 scholarship in the spring to a Russellville High School student that has shown exceptional work in art. The 2013 winner was Evan Bolton.