Jake Buffington’s ceramic sculpture titled “Assembly Line” received the Best in Show award at Coos Art Museum’s VISION 2013 competition.
Jake Buffington, a senior at Gold Beach High School, just won a free, two-year ride to college and $250 cash.
“My teacher tracked me down at work to tell me the news,” he said. “It was awesome.”
Buffington, under the tutelage of art instructor Jennifer Miller, took Best of Show for his ceramic sculpture titled “Assembly Line” in the VISION 2013 competition, underwritten by the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation.
“It takes patience on both sides to last 65 years,” Polly Keusink said at the recent Elks Club celebration honoring the anniversary of the Dec. 27, 1947, marriage of 17-year-old Polly Hursley and Richard Keusink, who was 26.
It’s not surprising that the Keusinks’ anniversary celebration was so well attended. After all, they supplied the community with all the latest news for many years, plus openly sharing their business relationship.