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DMS student wins postcard art contest
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Christina Griffin has her picture taken with former President Jimmy Carter - photo by Submitted Photo

Davis Middle School seventh-grader Christina Griffin won first place in the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site’s “Digging Peanuts in Plains: Home Town of the 39th President” Post Card Contest sponsored by the Peanut Institute. Christina was recognized in the Plains Peanut Festival on Sept. 15. Her artwork featured Jimmy Carter walking through his boyhood peanut farm carrying baskets of freshly picked peanuts. The medium she used was colored pencil and water color on paper. Griffin received a certificate, medal and autographed book from President Jimmy Carter at the opening ceremony of the Peanut Festival. Griffin, whose interest in art began at age 5 when she watched her uncle paint and draw said, “I felt surprised and honored to win an award from President Jimmy Carter. For me to win this award and not another person from thousands of people who participated, it’s amazing!” Griffin’s art work will be displayed at the Plains Community Center and then displayed at the Plains High School Museum through January 2013. All winning student art work will be featured on, under “In the Spotlight.”