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Local art teachers recognized for students’ efforts

The Pike County art teachers whose students took Best of Show honors in the 2020 Student Art Show; Art the Size of a Dollar Bill at the Johnson Center for the Arts were recognized Friday by Troy Bank & Trust, the annual sponsor of the county-wide student art show.

Dianna Lee, TB&T marketing officer, presented checks in the amount of $100 each to teachers, Jennifer Lindsey, grades K-3; Kristy Drinkwater, grades 4-6; Jennifer Sullivant, grades 7-9 and Charlotte Walden, grades, 10-12. Lee congratulated the teachers and their students on a job very well done. Lee said the monetary awards will be used to purchase art supplies for the teachers’ classrooms.

Pam Smith, coordinator of the annual Student Art Show, said students countywide were challenged with creating art the size of a dollar bill in a variety of categories and in different mediums.

“We had almost 400 entries from the different schools in Troy, around the county and also home-schooled students,” Smith said. “We greatly appreciate the sponsorship of Troy Bank & Trust and the opportunity to show the students artwork here at the Johnson Center for the Arts.

Brenda Campbell, JCA director, said the art center has been a-buzz with students, their family members and friends.

“Everyone has been very impressed with the artistic talent of students throughout the county,” Campbell said. “We are excited to have student art exhibited here.”

The teachers expressed appreciation to TB&T for the monetary awards and for the opportunity for their students to participate in the annual art show and to the JCA for hosting the exhibit.