ART IN ACTION, STUDENT ARTISTS PLACE IN STAMP CONTEST

June 06, 2003 11:00 pm
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By BILL SCHLICHTING

Pilot Staff Writer

Five of seven Brookings-Harbor High School students who submitted art for the annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition received a ribbon at the state level recently.

Three first-, three second- and three third-place ribbons are awarded in each division. In the grades 10-12 division, two of the students won the top nine awards.

In addition, 16 honorable mentions are issued in each division, three of which were given to Brookings-Harbor High School contestants. Out of 581 entries from 54 schools statewide, 100 received awards in all divisions.

The top local winner, receiving a second-place ribbon, was Christina Voigt for her acrylic painting of a wood duck.

A third-place ribbon was awarded to Katrina Parke for her colored-pencil drawing of a Canada goose.

In addition to the ribbons, Voigt and Parke also received plaques with their art mounted on them.

Green ribbons were awarded to Jodi Gray for a drawing of a mallard produced with markers, Dylan Boye for a portrait of a snow goose created with Tempera paint, and Adam Fredrickson who used an air brush to produce a cinnamon teal.

All of the winning students were seniors.

"My students never fail me," said Chuck Fenner, high school art instructor. "They give 100 percent. I am proud of all of them."

Winning best of show in the state was Richard Mark of Chiloquin Junior and Senior High School north of Klamath Falls. His colored pencil drawing of a pair of wood ducks at a nest box represented Oregon in the 2003 National Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest in Ocean City, Md, where it did not place.

Winning at the federal level was Nathan Bauman of Jonestown, Pa. His drawing will be on the 2003 duck stamp.

The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program was established in 1994 giving youth the opportunity to design the annual stamp. The stamp is used to validate duck hunting licenses for use on federal lands.

For information about the duck stamp program and to view winning entries at the federal level, visit http://duckstamps.fws.gov. To purchase stamps, call (800) 782-6724.