Kiwanis Art Award

  • Local sixth-grade artist named state winner in Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase

    Sixth-grade artist Madeline Trammell was just named a state winner for her painting during the Georgia Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase.

    The East Central Elementary student’s painting of the Boston skyline was part of a showcase of about 100 other pieces from students across the state. Madeline’s work was judged along with other art pieces from Georgia sixth-graders and chosen as the state winner for her grade level.

    Madeline received a plaque, a medal and a $25 cash prize from Rome Kiwanis members Keith Mickler, president, and Dottie Gregg, art and music showcase coordinator. Mickler and Gregg visited Madeline at her school to make the presentation.

    “She’s not only made her school proud,  but she’s made the Rome Kiwanis Club proud as well,” Mickler said.

    About 20 students entered the local Kiwanis art contest at East Central, according to Kristin Teems, principal.

    “Five students were chosen to continue on at the showcase at the library and then Madeline placed first and went on to the state level,” Teems said. “As a school, we are so proud of her.”

    Students gathered to congratulate Madeline after she received her awards on the school’s morning show.

    “I went to Boston with my grandparents last summer,” Madeline explained. “My grandmother and I sketched the skyline while we were there and when I returned, I decided to paint my sketch.”

    Madeline is following in the footsteps of her grandmother, according to her mother Jackie Trammell.

    “Her grandmother is an artist and a retired kindergarten teacher,” explained Trammell. “MeMe does an art piece everywhere she travels and Madeline has started that tradition too.”

    The state showcase was held in Albany on April 29.