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May 25, 2012

Fountain students win contests

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — A Fountain Central High School senior has won the Indiana Junior Duck Stamp Contest for the second year in a row.

Azucena Monge won again this year with a colored pencil drawing of a Buffelhead duck.

She is one of five Fountain Central students who have placed in state and regional contests this spring.

Monge was honored at the Wings over Muscatatuck Festival earlier this month at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge east of Seymour, Ind.

A copy of Monge’s work with be on display at Muscatatuck and will make the rounds at some Indiana state parks.

“We have had the contest since 1995,” said Donna Stanley, park ranger at Muscatatuck.

A panel of five judges with wildlife, biology and art backgrounds selected the winners. The contest required artists to draw a duck native to Indiana. There were 479 entries this year.

“This year was really tough,” said Monge, 18.

She will return to her native Mexico to attend college in the fall to major in engineering.

“Art will always be a hobby,” she said.

Placing eighth in the state contest was Quentin Clough, 18, another senior. He drew wood ducks.

“This was my first year in the contest,” he said. “I have taken art since my sophomore year.”

He will attend Ivy Tech Community College to become a registered nurse.

Abe Sowers, another senior, won the Wildlife Forever state fish art contest. His entry was a colored pencil drawing of a walleye. He won from among 147 entries.

Sowers, 18, will major in art at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis.

Carolyn Trueblood, another senior, won first place in the Knights of Pythias Lafayette Regional Bully Poster Contest. She is now entered in the state contest.

The contest theme was “Don’t Be a Bully; Be a Friend.” She featured a girl sitting at a locker, when someone reached out to help her.

Trueblood, 18, will attend Indiana University to major in biology and pre-dentistry.

Christian Viveros, a sophomore, has a fall scene that is in competition for a calendar.

“I enjoy art,” said Viveros, 16.

Joe Groover, Fountain Central art teacher, said he offers his students the opportunity to enter various competitions.

“It is by choice,” he said. “I am honored to work with these kids. They know we are going to do our best.”

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