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Art contest showcases local talent

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By The Staff

The Fifth District Student Art Show was held at the Grant County Library on Feb. 27.

Marlene McComas, fifth district Woman’s Club vice governor, hosted the event.

Only three of the six clubs participated due to extreme weather conditions. Williamstown Woman’s club was represented in five of 12 categories.

Jessica Holtman, a student at Grant County High School, captured first place for her pencil portrait and second in the painting category.

Tate Simmons also took first place in photography with a well-defined photograph of a spider. Brittany Call garnered first place with an abstract ceramic and third in photography. Robbie Turner earned second for his abstract sculpture and Deasia Pence won third in drawing. In the Williamstown club run-off, Susanne Garrison won a ribbon for drawing and painting and Deanna Beach won for her drawing.

The Bettie Carter Morgan Club in Erlanger took home several ribbons. Taylor Pemberton won first in painting, Tori Duncan, first in printing and John Schneider, first place in sculpture. Alyssa Bishop took second place for drawing, Courtney Siefert won second for photography and Paul Yoder, a Ryle High School student, placed second in watercolor and third in drawing.

From Carrolton Woman’s Club, Tiffany Aldridge of Ghent won first in watercolor and third in painting.

All first place winners are eligible to exhibit at the Kentucky Federation of Woman’s Club Convention held on April 10 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.