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Art students make it big

Katie Shanahan Jon Jee Staff Published: March 28, 2012 8:11 AM

On Saturday, March 3, students from Muskingum and Guernsey Counties displayed different forms of artwork at the Regional Art Show held here at JGHS. After the winners of the Regional Art Show were chosen, their artwork was then sent to compete in the State Art Show. From there, four JGHS students were given the opportunity to have their artwork sent to the Governors Art Show.

Out of all of the pieces of artwork, four students from JGHS were chosen: Julie Morgan, Troy Neptune, Hunter Wilkins, and Leisha Price. This achievement held a special place for senior Julie Morgan. I got to see my brother and sister put things into the show, and their pieces went on, said Morgan, but I can say that mine went farther; I was really happy with the results.

Even though there are no first, second or third place awards, students are given the great honor of having their art work displayed in the Governors office. They were all very honored with the results, including art teacher Amy Kennedy. I am very pleased with, and also proud, of this years group of art students, said Kennedy, I am also very happy that a school our size got chosen to be represented in Columbus.

A lot of time and effort went into these works of art. Students spent most of the year putting their sweat and tears into their pieces, but the results were well worth it. I am very happy with the results, said freshman Leisha Price. Getting picked as a freshman to be in the top 300 out of 12,000 pieces of art work is amazing for me!

Overall, the students all seemed to come out of the show in awe of the astonishing displays. Price best sums up the art show when she said, The Governors Art Show was an exquisite display of talent.

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