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Davis Middle student wins in Carter art contest
Belisse Linton

A Davis Middle School student was among the few that won in the Plains, Peanuts and a President art contest for 2011.

Seventh grader Belisse Linton placed second among all the entries statewide from seventh graders. This year 9,566 entries were received from Kindergarten through 12th graders. 

DMS art instructor Katy King said, "I am very proud of her and she is a true pleasure to teach. Creativity just seems to come to everything she touches."

The Jimmy Carter NHS Education Program has sponsored this statewide contest since 2003. “This year’s art work included some of the most creative entries we have received.  I am always amazed at the beautiful art work that comes in,” said Annette Wise, who coordinates the education program in Plains. 

This year, Pam Smith, Director of Curriculum and Instruction with the Georgia Department of Education, was visiting Plains High School Museum and had the opportunity to see the top entries in the contest.

Art students from Georgia Southwestern State University served as judges. Art professor Keaton Wynn used this activity as a hands on opportunity for undergraduate students as they critique each entry based on the contest guidelines.

"This is a great opportunity for our students to be involved in judging for a state competition,” said Wynn.

The winning entries are posted online at under "In the Spotlight." For additional information about special student programs and teacher workshop, contact Annette Wise at .