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Feb 25

Youth Masterpieces on Display in Courthouse

It has been said a child’s artwork is pure and unfiltered by any preconceived notions of what beauty is or is not. Mount Ayr Elementary Art teacher Jane Uhlenkamp has helped foster this unbridled creativity in her students and then displays their work in a public place for all to enjoy. The latest round of young artists’ work has been placed along the staircase at the Ringgold County Courthouse for public viewing. To view the entire display, a person needs to travel all three flights of stairs. The idea came as a partnership between the school and Ringgold County Public Health (RCPH) to promote physical activity and highlight young artists right here in our county. The artwork is changed on a regular basis so man new young artists can be recognized.


The following students have artwork displayed until March 28 at the Ringgold County Court House:  Kindergarten: Lillie Curry, Rowan Sackett, Ava England, Ivy Bice.  1st Grade: Kamryn Willis, Quinn Coulson, Elexus Hansen, Derek Jones  2nd Grade: Anne Newton, Mya Sackett  3rd Grade: Zoey Larsen, Rosie Leonard, Linsie Barnes, Madison Shields, Natalie Schaefer, Bryson Triggs  4th Grade: Montana Birkenholz., Keaton White, Alisha Dine, Payten Lambert, Raines Sackett, Anthony Anderson  5th Grade: Melaina Haley, Hope Whittington  6th Grade: Alexis Main, Kaley Adams, Jamie Jo Stackhouse. Those not present for the photo were Raines Sackett and Anthony Anderson.

RCPH continues their work on a Community Transformation Grant to reduce the impact of chronic diseases. If you would like more information on active living or healthy eating, contact Ringgold County Public Health at 641-464-0691.