DOBSON — Surry County Schools recognized students and teachers for a strong showing in an art competition in December.
Gentry Middle School and Mount Airy Middle School advanced through regionals to the state Art Showcase held at Wakefield High School in Raleigh on Dec. 5. Only 12 middle schools made it to the state level.
East Surry and conference rival Atkins were among the 12 high schools to reach the state competition.
Between the two age groups, more than 150 students exhibited their artworks. The N.C. Association of Scholastic Activities gave everyone the same prompt, and students created new pieces of art in one of eight categories like drawing, painting, photography and mixed media.
At the middle school level, Gentry took third place overall and Mount Airy seventh.
For the high schools, Atkins finished second and East Surry seventh.
At this week’s SCS Board of Education meeting, the school board recognized the eight Gentry participants. Painting: Cheyenne Seal; Drawing: Melissa Mendoza; Computer-generated: Elle Sutphin; Collage: Kallie Rakes; Mixed media: Starlia Overby; Photography: Avery Craddock; Printmaking: Yareli Bautista; Sculpture: Luis Valle.
Overby took first in the state in mixed media.
The school board honored East Surry’s eight participants. Painting: Allison Chattin; Drawing: Autumn Collins; Photography: Chandler Queen; Mixed media: Kayla Simpson; Collage: Karley Jessup; 3D: Kate Porter; Printmaking: Nathaniel Badgett; Digital media: Tristin Russel.