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Senior Girls Take Their Artwork to All State

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Senior Girls Take Their Artwork to All State

Seniors Grace Presley and Arianna Springer take their artwork to All State

Seniors Grace Presley and Arianna Springer take their artwork to All State

Seniors Grace Presley and Arianna Springer take their artwork to All State

Seniors Grace Presley and Arianna Springer take their artwork to All State

Lillian Becker, Contributor

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Seniors Grace Presley and Arianna Springer are advancing to the Iowa All-State Art Competition. To qualify, students send in their 10 best pieces of art and complete three written sections. The artwork and the written sections are judged and the top 20 percent of students in the state are chosen as the Iowa All-State winners.

Art Instructor Jeff Yoachim is proud of his students and their huge accomplishment.

“This is like going to state in football or basketball; only the best of the best make it into this competition,” said Yoachim.  

Previously, Glenwood has had only had one All-State winner, and that was Jacy Embray in 2014-15.

The girls have had a passion for art since they were little, but Springer just started taking art classes her junior year, compared to Presley who began in kindergarten.

Both girls enjoy art for different reasons and each reason pushes them to get better at their work.

“I really enjoy art because it isn’t just one thing. There are so many different areas of art that you aren’t tied down to just one thing. You can really do whatever you want. I love working with my hands and making different things,” said Springer.

The girls love the different styles that can be made through art and work hard to perfect their skills.

Presley enjoys drawing and painting the best but loves art overall. She also enjoys art for different reasons than Springer and has been in many Mills County Fair competitions.

“My favorite type of medium to practice in is watercolors and I believe it is one of my best works. I enjoy working with different colors and mixing them,” said Springer.

“I love art because it is a confidence booster. I have always struggled with the subjects like math and science, so being talented at art helps me feel a different kind of smart than the majority of people,” said Presley.

The awards will be given at the reception on May 5, 2018.

About the Writer
Lillian Becker, Features Editor

My name is Lillian Becker.
I am a junior at GCHS.
This is my second year on staff.
I love to cheer, play soccer, and play piano.
I plan to go to Iowa...

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