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ART COMPETITION WINNERS - Shown above are students from Valley High School who were awarded ribbons for their artwork during a recent area-wide competition. Back row from left are Autumn Holley, Ashley Gregg, Haley Pike, Dakota Jones, Peyton Fitch and Massey Patterson. From row from left are Kylee Smith, Esther Shiflett, Jenifer Burke and Elijah Rachel.


VALLEY – Eighteen Chambers County school students were among those receiving honors in a recent area art competition. The Valley Art Council’s “Last of the Goodtime Summertime Art Show” attracted more than 100 participants from eight local schools in Chambers and Troup counties.


            Receiving blue ribbons for “superior quality, first-rate in age group” were Valley High School student Jenifer Burke and W. F. Burns Middle School student Chase Trammell. Jenifer also won a trophy for Best In Show for 9th – 12th Grade Drawing.


            Autumn Holley, Dakota Jones, Haley Pike, Esther Shiflett and Kylee Smith, all from Valley High School, along with Reese Holley from W. F. Burns, were each warded red ribbons for “very good quality, excellent work.”


            Valley High students Ashley Gregg and Elijah Rachel both received gold ribbons signifying “mature talent, promising skill.”


            Receiving white ribbons for “runner-up, worthy of recognition” were Jordan Ruffin and Selena Keafer from W. F. Burns, along with Peyton Fitch and Masey Patterson from Valley High School.


            Burns Middle School students Ty Gilbert, Jacob Gordan, Zach Luster and Zikeria Morgan were each presented rainbow-colored ribbons signifying “selected to represent his/her school or group at the area-wide show.”


            Participants were judged according to the quality of submitted work in the categories of drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, sculpture, and pottery. Teachers who submitted artwork included Christin Doyal for W. F. Burns Middle School and Teresa Davidson for Valley High School.


By David Bell

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