St. Mary’s students receive awards for poetry, art contest

An art and poetry contest was held last school year as a part of the Natchitoches Parish Library’s 80th Anniversary celebration. Entries from eight St. Mary’s Catholic School students were chosen and will be showcased on the Reading Trail at Pierson Mallett Park (behind the firestation on East 5th Street). The Library hopes to have the poetry and art work formatted and ready by early November.

Students from the entire parish were asked to submit entries based on Louisiana’s most recognized symbols such as the magnolia, our state flowers, the bald cypress, our state tree, the brown pelican, our state bird and many, many more. Students were asked to choose one Louisiana State symbol and then write a poem focusing on the symbol. Then the students were asked to create a visual art piece representing the symbol. The art pieces could have been a drawing, painting or photography entry.

Natchitoches Parish Library Director Jessica McGrath presented the students with awards. Pictured from left are Liz Miller, Mason McCart, Anna Marie McClung, Anna Thibodaux, Hannah Gahagan, Mixon Bankston, Andrew Kautz, Adam Parker, Mason Melder, and Jessica McGrath.