Haywood students recognized nationally

By Jenny Wood | Mar 12, 2014
(Left) Kylie Fisher holding "Eagle with Flag" and Krista Hall holding "Butterfly Life"

Krista Hall, freshman at Pisgah High School, and Kylie Fisher, sixth-grader at Canton Middle School, were recognized at the Haywood County School Board meeting Monday, March 10, for their artwork that was displayed in the nation's capital.

The North Carolina Arts Education Association held an exhibit of student artwork from all across North Carolina this past summer in Washington, D.C. The showcase of artwork was displayed nationally for the entire summer in the lobby of the LBJ Building at the Department of Education in D.C. Arts teachers, K-12, were asked to select a single student's artwork for consideration and submit it to the regional coordinator, ensuring that all of the state was equally represented.

Last year, Annelle Woggon, Bethel Middle School art teacher, selected Krista's silkscreen "Butterfly Life" to represent the middle school level, and Mae Kelley, North Canton Elementary School art teacher, selected Kylie's colored pencil "Eagle with Flag" to represent the elementary level.

"It was a very impressive showing with carefully selected art work from all grade levels representing all art media," said Annelle Woggon, art teacher.

Last summer, Hall and her family, along with Woggon, traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception and celebration with distinguished guests and speakers to honor all of the student art.