Mt. Vernon art students travel to state capitol

Angel Daniels

Five of the artists represented at the Youth Art Recognition at the capitol in Jefferson City pose on the steps of the capitol building on March 4. Fifth grader, Keuneke won the upper elementary division award for his painting.
Pictured are: Mrs. Janey Hood, William King, Braxton Brantley, Olivia Oehschlager, Mrs. Sydney Buffington Maas, Zoie Medine, and Olivia Collins. Not pictured are: Russell Keuneke, Emily Provost and Ava Zent. (Photo submitted)

Pictured: Russell Keuneke and art teacher Sydney Buffington Maas pose with the award and prize that Keuneke won.Keuneke won the upper elementary divisision award for his painting. (Photo submitted)

Eight represented at Youth Art Month Recognition at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City
March 4, was Youth Art Month Recognition at the Capitol in Jefferson City. Mt. Vernon sent eight pieces of  artwork, two from the elementary school by William King and Olivia Oehlschlager, four from the intermediate school by Ava Zent, Braxton Brantley, Zoie Medine, and Russell Keuneke, and two from the high school by Olivia Collins and Emily Provost. Six of the eight were present for the trip to the capitol to celebrate their work. Russell Keuneke won the upper elementary division award for his painting. He is a fifth grade student of Sydney Buffington Maas.

Annual Missouri Art Teachers Assoc. conference
The following week at the annual Missouri Art Teachers Association conference, 16 pieces of artwork from Mt. Vernon were sent for the State Student Show. The following students’ artwork was represented: elementary students, Emma Killman (2nd place), Evangeline Enochs, and Jolene Bray; intermediate students, Mikaela James (1st place), Emilia Schmitter, Montserrat Esquivel, Sylvia Johnston, and Clara Fretwell (honorable mention); from the fifth grade, Elias Tudor, Kayla Evatt, Kylee Link, Sophia Wilmoth, and Ayla Nelson and from the high school, Dayzie Weaver and Aliyah Payne.

Annual Art Walk
The annual ArtWalk is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at the elementary, intermediate, and high school buildings. All this artwork and much more will be available for viewing.


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