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Students speak about art

December 8, 2005

Albany- The 2006 King Youth Art awards took place at the Thronateeska Heritage Center this week, and today we had the opportunity to hear from some of the students who won awards.

Dougherty County middle and high school students competed for first place in the competition, and the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. was exemplified in each and every piece of their art.

Pamela Robinson earned "Best of Show" in the High School division. According to Robinson, "Martin Luther King, Jr. represents freedom and my drawing reflects his ideals, and desire for that. Our servicemen are fighting overseas now to help give freedom to other countries." Her picture of a sailor holding his son exemplifies that.

"Martin Luther King, Jr. brought about freedom, and my cousin and I took advantage of that opportunity to attend school, and prepare ourselves to succeed in life," said Zackery Raines.

There were 72 entries from sixth to 12th grade. Caunitllia Pollard, Latoya Pollard and Tianna Mays earned "Honorable Mention." Akeiba Crapp, Shaphan Jenkins, Zackery Raines, Sarah Hoots, Jamie Widner, Keri Frier, Jannie Cochran earned first place. Dakota Burgess earned "Best of Show" for the Middle school competition.

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