144 pupils compete in annual Putnam Student Art Show

Friday, February 17, 2012
More than 200 county residents flowed through the Putnam County Museum's art walk to see the fifth annual Putnam County Student Art Show exhibit of creations representing public schools throughout the county.

It was standing-room-only at the Putnam County Museum for the opening of the fifth annual Putnam County Student Art Show.

More than 200 county residents flowed through the Museum's art walk to see the exhibit.

"The Student Art Show is always one of our most interesting and popular exhibits," said Tanis Money, executive director of the museum. "Putnam County families are justifiably proud of their children's work."

This year's contest drew submissions from 144 students representing all of the county's public schools, as well as a few home-schooled students.

Twelve students were recognized as Judge's Choice Award winners. They are:

Grades K-2: Danielle Gorham, Ridpath Primary School; Kirsten Wade, Cloverdale Elementary School; Hailey Wood, Deer Meadow Primary School.

Grades 3-5: Sara Baker, Cloverdale Elementary School; Kiara Boyd, Cloverdale Elementary School; Summer Burris, Tzouanakis Intermediate School.

Grades 6-8: Tanner White, Cloverdale Middle School; Lauren Harris, Greencastle Middle School; Sarah Zehner, North Putnam Middle School.

Grades 9-12: Sarah Detro, Greencastle High School; Katie Norman, South Putnam High School; Vanessa Richardson, Cloverdale High School.

Receiving awards from Tanis Monday (right), executive director of the museum are Sarah Zehner, North Putnam Middle School, and Sarah Detro, Greencastle High School.

The exhibit will remain on display through mid April. Visitors are welcome at the museum Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

The Putnam County Museum, located in the old Kroger building at 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, was founded in 2000. It mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the county and its people through education, exhibits and special programs.

The museum's permanent collection of more than 2,000 Putnam County related artifacts offers visitors a historical overview of the county.

For more information on the museum or the Student Art Exhibit, contact Tanis Monday at the Putnam County Museum, 653-8419, or tanis@putnamcountymuseum.org.

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