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Students compete in district

art achievement program

By JAINE TREADWELL

Features Editor

When the 2000 Visual Arts Achievement Program statewide exhibition is presented in Montgomery April 3, it will include the work of two Pike County students.

Amanda Chinburg of Charles Henderson High School and Jennifer Tustin of Pike County High School qualified for the state competition based on the quality, creativity and presentation of their work in the District II competition earlier this month.

Art students from Charles Henderson and Pike County high schools competed in the District II 2000 Visual Arts Achievement Program with students from 23 other southern counties.

Chinburg and Tustin were selected to exhibit their work in the statewide student exhibition and scholarship competition which will be presented in the Alabama Artists Gallery in the RSA Tower in downtown Montgomery April 3. Awards and recognition ceremonies will be held April 28 in Montgomery.

Pam Smith, art teacher at Charles Henderson High School, said the selection process was very competitive. The art teachers were asked to select the most creative and technically executed work done in their classes.

The art works were sent to their district coordinator for district judging during February and March. Works selected at the district level will comprise the statewide exhibition.

"It is a great honor to have your work selected for the statewide exhibition," Smith said."We are very proud of Amanda and look forward to seeing her work in the exhibition."

Pike County high school art teacher, Sylvia Helms, was equally proud of Jennifer and excited for her to have the opportunity to exhibit her work in such a prestigious event.

Both teachers said the students who participated in the Visual Arts Achievement Program displayed a high level of artistic talent for high school age students and are to be congratulated for their outstanding efforts.