The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Homepage

March 3, 2014

Athens State students take top awards at state competition

— Three Athens State art students took top awards as post-secondary division winners at a statewide Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services competition.

The poster competition — Ability Counts — was held to promote awareness of the talents that people with disabilities bring to the job market as well as reward students across the state for their artistic abilities. This year’s theme was “Because We Are EQUAL to the Task.”

Athens State’s Rachel Monroe took first place while Autumn Letson and Megan Graves, took second and third place respectively. All three students study graphic design in the art department at ASU.

“Our students did a tremendous job of working creatively and professionally with this task,” said Pamela Keller, Professor of Art for ASU at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur. “Students in the advanced graphic design class enter this competition annually and because we have top quality students, we usually do have one or two posters place in the awards but this is the first year we have taken all three competition prizes. We are extremely proud of the talent in our students and their level of ability.”

The three students were awarded competition prizes in their division including $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. They will also be honored, along with other state winners, at an upcoming awards ceremony in Montgomery.

1
Text Only
Top Local News

Today's Local Feature
State and Nation
Local Sports

Sports
Lifestyles
Calendar of Events
  • Limestone Ledger 8/1/14

    TODAY
    Walking Horse Show
    The third annual Sam Gibbons Walking Horse Show is 6 p.m. Friday at the Sheriff's Rodeo Arena. More information: Sandy Thompson 256-771-7578.

    August 1, 2014

  • Church Bulletin 8/1/14
Obituaries
Business Marquee
Weather Radar
Poll

Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

Russia-Ukraine
Israel-Palestine
Iraq
None of the above
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.