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When Carla Marston, the music teacher at Mason-Corinth Elementary, received her copy of KMEA’s quarterly, state-wide magazine, the “Bluegrass Music News,” one of her students was on the cover.
Daniel Goderwis, a fourth grade student in Jennifer Caldwell’s class, had entered an art contest sponsored by the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) and had won top honors, the cover of their fall 2012 magazine.
The theme for the art work was to be “Music Lasts a Lifetime,” and students were free to interpret the theme as they pleased. For Goderwis, this meant a self-portrait of himself, as he plays the guitar beneath a tree, while two cardinals chirp overhead.
This is not the first time Goderwis’s work has been published.
Last year, his work made the inside of the same magazine and he also placed third in the Junior Duck Stamp Art contest. He has been taking art lessons from local artist, Mary Lucas, for the last two years.
Marston has certainly enjoyed seeing one of her students receive this recognition. “I’m just so proud of him!” she said. “I can’t wait until February, when his art work will be on display at the annual KMEA conference. I’ll be telling everyone, ‘That’s my student!’”
He is the son of Sharon and Danny Goderwis.