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Students gift their artwork to School Board members
Fifth-grader Morgan Cantrell didn't like her original drawing of "A Winter's Night," she said following an Aiken County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday.
But her art teacher, Shirley Olson, suggested that Morgan paint it instead.
"I liked it way better this way," she said.
So did educators who selected Morgan, the daughter of Cynthia Johnson and Frank Gray, and other students throughout the Aiken County School Districts to present their artwork to School Board members.
Morgan's work will go to Board member Levi Green.
All the gifts remain in the board meeting room for a year, and the trustees can then take them home or leave them in the public room.
A board member for the past 15 years, Chairperson Rosemary English said she probably hasn't taken home more than one during the annual event.
Dozens remain gracing the room year after year.
Other board members and their student winners are as follows:
• Dwight Smith - His student artist is Kari Flannings, a Byrd Elementary School 5th-grader. Her work is "Firefly and Sea Oats." She is the daughter of DeShonda Mincey and Kareem Flannings and takes art from Beth Teeters.
• Keith Liner - "Myrtle Beach" is the artwork presented to him by Tori Rhyno, a North Augusta Middle School eighth-grader. Her parents are Earl and Vicki Rhyno, and the art teacher is Janet Wright.
• Tad Barber - "Naaa-Flying High" is the work of Cole Farmer, the son of Kim and Mark Farmer and the fourth-grade student of Mike Kimmerly at Chukker Creek Elementary School.
• Ray Fleming - His artist is David Lamar, a North Augusta Middle School seventh-grader. His parents are Derrick and Emily Lamar, and his art teacher is Janet Wright.
• Rosemary English - South Aiken High School senior Cat Luther created "The Waves of Wisdom." Her parents are Archie and Julie Luther, and her art teacher is Linda Muse. Luther participated in a class project where she combined the works of two prominent Japanese artists.
• Richard Hazen - William Felty, an Aiken Middle School sixth-grader, presented the board member with "Lost in Thought." He is the son of Samantha Holtzendorf and the student of Lucy Fabrick.
• Wesley Hightower - His gift, "Winter Wish," has two artists: Gabbee Fee, the daughter of Sarah and Stephen Fee; and Calvary Romleski, the daughter of Amy and David Romleski. Both are Byrd Elementary School fourth-graders, also taught by Beth Teeters.
• Ronnie West - Jonette Francis, a Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary Middle School fifth-grader, presented West with "Leave Me Alone." She is the daughter of Daryl and Jennifer Francis, and her art teacher is Ramey Fulmer.