January 19, 2009

Kids write, draw about authors

Young Masters

Art is inspired by Native writingTohatchi Middle School students garnered the top prizes of the Gallup McKinley County School districtwide fourth annual Native American Literature Awareness and Poster Contest by researching Native American authors and creating artwork inspired by their writings.

Seventh-grader Aaron Yazzie won grand prize for his essay and painting inspired by N. Scott Momaday. His sister Michelle Yazzie, eighth grade, won first place for her essay on Sherman Alexie and painting of the cover of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Angelica Showalter, eighth grade, won second place for her essay on Luci Tapahonso and painting inspired by “Songs of Shiprock Fair.”

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