Paw Paw students win
Students in Paw Paw High School's Art II class won the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's annual contest, "America Recycles." The winning students created a giant (64" x 72") painting/collage based on this theme. Their art teacher Lisa Wilder explained that the collage was influenced by two artists, Jasper Johns and Jaune Quick-to-see Smith. "This was a great honor for the students because the contest had over 5,000 entries," said Wilder
Caron Melton represented the Department of Environmental Protection at an award ceremony held at Paw Paw Schools on January 18. Superintendent David Temple and Assistant Superintendent David Banks were present at the ceremony. Danny Oliver was awarded $100 for being the lead artist on the project. As the teacher, Wilder received a recycled products gift card to purchase school supplies valued at $200. The collage will be permanently displayed at the state capitol. Left to right are Caron Melton, Danny Oliver, David Banks, Jose Farias, Jon Shirley, David Temple, Amanda Carder, Vinnie Marion and Lisa Wilder. Missing from the photo: Dustin Rowzee and Cindy Cline.