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Local students win state art contest

Monday, November 19, 2012

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Maggie Sutton and Brenden Hobson, students at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews, start new drawings. Maggie, a fifth grader and Brenden, a second grader, won their respective divisions in the Missouri's Youth/Adult Alliance 2012 Red Ribbon Art Contest. Their work will be featured in the Alliance's 2013 calendar and earned each of the students a gift card for $100 in art supplies.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
MATTHEWS - Alissa Quaite beams as she talks about her art students at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews. The art teacher challenges them with drawing projects, working with clay and dabbling with paints.

The students artistic talents are getting the notice of others as well.

Earlier this month, two Matthews Elementary students, second grader Brenden Hobson and Maggie Sutton, a fifth grader, won their respective divisions in the Missouri's Youth/Adult Alliance 2012 Red Ribbon Art Contest. The contest is part of national Red Ribbon Week, where various schools and communities participate in activities to promote a drug-free youth message.

Quaite asked each of her students in first through fifth grades to create a poster for MYAA's annual art competition. She encouraged them to be creative as they showcased the MYAA's message, "The Best Me is Drug-Free."

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