East Central HS Students Will Have Artwork Displayed In Dearborn Co. Courthouse

Friday, September 18, 2020 at 9:25 AM

By Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens, news release

The students participated in an art contest conceived and implemented by Prosecutor Lynn Deddens to help beautify the Courthouse.

Nicholas DiMeglio with Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens. Photo provided. 

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Dearborn County Prosecutor, Lynn Deddens, recently recognized five East Central High School students for their artwork, which was chosen to decorate the Dearborn County Courthouse expansion. The students participated in an art contest conceived and implemented by Deddens to help beautify the Courthouse.

“The Courthouse expansion left us with a long hallway and a lot of blank space. It needed artwork,” said Deddens, who travels the hallway routinely in her work as Dearborn County Prosecutor. Prosecutor Deddens had the idea for a design contest open to middle and high school students in the County. The theme was Dearborn County: Historic, Current or Patriotic. Students were encouraged to create art depicting historic Dearborn County, a rendering of something current in Dearborn County, or a patriotic drawing of Dearborn County.

Jenna Schuman (left) and Kamiryn Knigga. Photo provided.

With the occurrence of COVID and the untimely closing of schools this spring, students from East Central were the only ones who submitted entries. The five winners were selected. They are: Nicolas DiMeglio, Kamiryn Knigga, Jenna Schuman, Evan Stutz and Bradin Withers. The winning selections will now be displayed in the hallway that joins the existing courthouse to the expansion, and the public is welcome to stop by to view the pieces. The students whose art was selected met with Prosecutor Deddens, were given a color copy of their artwork and received $50.00 each in prize money. This prize money came from forfeiture funds and no tax payer dollars were used.

“As prosecutor, I am always looking for ways to engage young people in positive activities. This meets that goal, and allows us to recognize and reward the many talented young people in our community, and to provide some beautiful artwork for our Courthouse,” said Deddens.

Deddens hopes to make this an annual event for Dearborn County and encourages students in all area schools to participate. Prosecutor Deddens wanted to thank Melissa Gulasy, Art Teacher at East Central High School along with Adam from Adam Art Supply for his assistance in matting and framing the art work.

Bradin Withers (left) and Evan Stutz. Photo provided. 


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