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SUPPLIED PHOTO Sugar Valley Rural Charter School seventh grader Jillian Gressley, second winner of the Clinton County Fair Association’s annual cover contest, center, is pictured with SVRCS staff and members. They are, from left, SVRCS Director Brian Stugart, Clinton County Fair Director Barb Forshey, Clinton County Fair President Philip Courter, and Professor of SVRCS art, Joan Walizer.

(Editor’s Note: The Express is republishing photos and information regarding the Clinton County Fair Association’s annual cover contest due to the omission of one of the winners and other errors. We apologize for these errors.)

Three young local artists were recently honored for placing in the top three of the annual Clinton County Fair Association cover contest.

The drawing by Leah Karstetter, a seventh-grade student at Central Mountain Middle School, will appear on the cover of the association’s Premium Fair Guide, which is scheduled for release on Saturday, June 11.

The guide, published annually by the Fairs Association, will feature a wide range of information for the 49th Annual Clinton County Fair, which runs July 30 through August 6 at the Mackeyville Fairgrounds.

Two other students – one from Sugar Valley Rural Charter School and another from CMMS – will also have covers featured in the guide.

Central Mountain Middle School eighth grader Brady Flicks won third place in the Clinton County Fair Association’s annual cover contest. He is pictured, center, with CMMS staff and association members. They are, left to right, Clinton County Fair Association President Philip Courter; CMMS Art Professor, Jaime McCann; CMMS Director, Dave Peters; and CMMS Deputy Director, Brett Umbenhouer. PHOTO PROVIDED

Jillian Gressley, a seventh grader at SVRCS, placed second; and eighth grade CMMS student Brady Fickes placed third.

According to Gressley’s art teacher, Joan Walizer, “Jillian loves art and has always excelled in drawing.”

“Jillian is in the Sugar Valley marching band where she plays trombone. She also belongs to the junior high guitar club,” says Walizer. “She is interested in a career in graphic design.”

“The two winning CMMS students are excellent students and very talented artists,” Jaime McCann, CMMS art teacher, said. “I was thrilled to see so many students submit such incredible artwork. The winners were well deserved.

The fair association encourages everyone to come and see the works of the three young artists during the fair.

“Come to the 49th Clinton County Fair and admire the talented seventh and eighth grade student artwork. The works of art will be exhibited in the commercial building during the week of the fair. Clinton County can be very proud of talented students,” said Connie Peiffer, chair of the association’s board of directors.


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