CM grad earns art recognition


CLARKSVILLE – Jocelyn Burton was recently awarded second place for her artwork at the Congressional Art Competition held in Columbus.

Burton, a 2017 graduate and art student at Clinton-Massie High School, received her award on Aug. 18 at the Columbus Museum of Art while attending a reception with her family and art teacher, Kristin Walker.

Walker said, “Jocelyn is an excellent artist who had her eye on placing in this competition early on in her high school career. I’m so proud that she was able to achieve this goal right before graduation.”

Burton is attending Kent State University this fall where she continues to pursue her interests in art and design.

This year, Congressman Steve Stivers (OH-15) partnered with Congressman Pat Tiberi (OH-12) and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) to host a reception and showcase of all submitted works of art, from all three Congressional Districts.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 and is sponsored by the Congressional Institute, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping Members of Congress better serve their constituents.

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Jocelyn Burton displays her artwork and receives her Congressional Art Competition award. Shown from left are Rhonda Burton, Jocelyn Burton, Kristin Walker, and Sherry Stuckert representing Rep. Steve Stivers’ office.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/09/web1_2017-CMHS-Jocelyn-Burton-Congressional-Art-Award.jpgJocelyn Burton displays her artwork and receives her Congressional Art Competition award. Shown from left are Rhonda Burton, Jocelyn Burton, Kristin Walker, and Sherry Stuckert representing Rep. Steve Stivers’ office. Courtesy photo

By Dann Sternsher

Clinton-Massie Schools