Three Floyd County students took the top awards at the Kiwanis Club of Rome’s annual Art Showcase Thursday afternoon at the Rome-Floyd County Library. Natalie Daniel, a junior at Armuchee High, took the top honors, Pepperell senior Heaven Forsyth came in second and Armuchee senior Kiana Mata took third to sweep the top awards for county school students.
Daniel won a $1,000 scholarship for her work of hundreds of tiny pieces of paper rolled and formed into the shape of a face on a canvas. Forsyth’s second place finish netted her a $300 scholarship and Mata was awarded $200 for her third place finish.
The three winning pieces of art along with the rest of the collection of entries into the club’s annual art event will continue to be on display at the local library through next week.
The Rome Kiwanis Club is a supporting sponsor of Key Clubs in high schools to encourage community service and leadership in the next generation. The Kiwanis Club funds local scholarships with a peach sale fundraiser in the summer and an apple sale fundraiser in the fall.