Students recognized for art contribution

Published 2:12 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Students with the Pineville Independent School system were recognized for their contributions to local history books at Monday night’s Pineville School Board meeting.

The student’s artwork was included in local history coloring and activity books that are part of a project being launched by the Bell County Historical Society.

“We are most grateful to the art teacher, Alan Hurd, at Pineville Middle School and High School,” project manager Heather Parks said. “Their enthusiastic help and support is appreciated.”

Fourth grade students in Bell County will be given the local history coloring and activity books thanks to a grant that was received from the Kentucky Local History Trust Fund and donations from Historical Society members.

The purpose of these local history books is to teach children about the history of Bell County in both an interesting and entertaining manner.

According to the Bell County Historical Society, the fourth grade was chosen because that is the year students begin studying Kentucky history.

Students recognized Monday night were: Sarah Parks, Dakota Williams, Jacob Laws, Madison Hoskins, Emily Sayre, Madison Wilder, Austin Cloud, Heather Nierengerten, and Aurelia Obenshain. Emily Sayre and Sarah Parks were not present for the photo but were recognized at the meeting.