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Harrisburg High School wins its own chalk contest

  • Harrisburg High School student Jasmine Teston, center, does some detail work on the team's sidewalk chalk art entry Friday along with Ashley Church, right, and Sierra Harrington.

    Harrisburg High School student Jasmine Teston, center, does some detail work on the team's sidewalk chalk art entry Friday along with Ashley Church, right, and Sierra Harrington.
    Travis DeNeal/Harrisburg Register

  • Harrisburg High School's sidewalk chalk art contest Friday featured 13 area schools. The chalk drawings surround the sidewalk on the west side of the school.

    Harrisburg High School's sidewalk chalk art contest Friday featured 13 area schools. The chalk drawings surround the sidewalk on the west side of the school.
    Travis DeNeal/Harrisburg Register

 
By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
Posted on 10/24/2017, 1:00 AM

HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg High School student artists won the HHS sidewalk chalk art contest Friday in a contest featuring 12 other local schools.

The contest, hosted by HHS at Harrisburg Middle School, stretched from the south entrance, spanned the entire west side and covered sidewalks on about half of the north side of the middle school.

"I think this is the largest turnout for the chalk contest in recent years, maybe ever," HHS art teacher Natalie Dunk said.

While weather for the annual chalk art contest varies year to year, this year's weather was ideal, she said.

Harrisburg students Ashley Church, Sierra Harrington, Jasmine Teston and Savannah Robinson took top honors. Carmi-White County students Lacey Cobb, Abie Garner, Linzy Clark and Christy Hunter took second. Pope County took third from an entry from Trent Huston, Tucker Murphy and Emily Adduci. Another Carmi-White County team made up of Autumn Schneider, Audrey Heil, Samantha Wooten and Olivia Bohleber won the teachers' choice award.