Young Artists Awarded During Holiday Art Contest

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Christmas may be a month away, but some students are already getting into the Christmas spirit.

On Monday, more than a dozen young artists received prizes for drawings they submitted for this year’s Holiday Art Contest.

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The theme for the contest was Christmas Movie Magic.

Roughly 100 kindergarten through 5th grade students in the Lowndes County School District submitted an entry.

The top 3 finishers in each grade received cash and will have their artwork framed.

“I feel happy, I feel excited,” said Jasmine Dozier, 3rd grade student at New Hope Elementary School. “It’s really a big opportunity. Art is my second favorite subject. I love doing art. I’m mostly the first one to finish in my art class, and art is just my second favorite subject.”

“My dad and I, we love this movie a lot, and I had started drawing something else and he was like no, no, you need to do Christmas Vacation,” said Abby Edwards, 5th grade student at Heritage Elementary School. “I looked up a picture and I started drawing it at my grandmothers house, but then we left it there, so she had to mail it and I finished it the day before the deadline, so I was really happy about that.”

Along with receiving cash, the young artists will also serve as Junior Grand Marshals in next month’s Christmas Parade.

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