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Local entries win awards at State Arts Festival

HICKORY – In early March, the North Carolina General Federation of Women’s Clubs held its annual State Arts Festival in Hickory to celebrate the creative and artistic talents of students and clubwomen.

Ahoskie Woman’s Club members Kathleen Jernigan (left) and Noreen Hannon (center) each captured awards at the North Carolina General Federation of Women’s Clubs annual State Arts Festival in Hickory. They are pictured with fellow club member Maxine Britt. Contributed Photo

The Ahoskie Woman’s Club submitted 14 entries for competition that had been deemed first place winners in both the local and District Arts Festivals. These entries were again recognized for outstanding craftsmanship and composition.

Bearfield students, Keyairh Smith and Zymere Graham, won third place ribbons in the literature category for their short stories. Hertford County High School student Destiny Vaughan received one, second place and three, third place ribbons for her entries in the beadwork, nature craft, knitting and glass craft categories.

Two clubwomen, Katherine Jernigan and Noreen Hannon, were honored for their creative endeavors. Katherine earned a second place ribbon for decorative painting and Noreen took “Best of Show” for first place ribbons in two categories – pottery and photography.