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She's a Winner

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Cherokee Village Elementary student wins third place in a large art competition held on Easter at the Arkansas State University Art Museum on the campus in Jonesboro.

Six-year-old Bailee Duhme's art, Waterlilies like Monet, was chosen along with the work of nine other Cherokee Village Elementary students by art teacher Stacey Rhodes to compete.

Bailee's mother May, said "The contest was on Easter Sunday and we debated on whether to go or not, and decided not to go because it was Easter." She said she didn't know Bailee had won until someone brought an article that appeared in the Jonesboro Sun to her and her husband Garry.

She said there were over 300 students competing in the competion called Through a Child's Eyes. Contestants came from all over the state to ASU for the event.

May said they had the option of letting the museum buy the art for or to have it sent home. She said it was eligible to be purchased and left on display, but said she would rather have it at home.

Bailee's artwork will remain on display at the museum for everyone visiting to enjoy through the end of the month at which time officials will determine whether or not to purchase her work.

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