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March 19, 2013

Mousner hits jackpot again

Corsicana — Two turned out to be Caroline Mousner’s lucky number.

On day two of the NCYE, the 10-year-old fourth grader from Collins Catholic School 4-H who had never entered a project before took her second Junior Grand Champion award for her painting of a sunset. Watching sunsets with her late granddaddy was a game where each tried to spot the pink in the sky first. Caroline watched this particular sunset with her mother, and tried to capture it on canvas, remembering her mother’s words that “there is no black in nature, just shadows of purple mixed with the true color of the object.” No black paint was used in her painting.

“I’m shocked,” Caroline said. “I’m happy, but sad I have to sell it. But I will make another one.”

A boot rack made by Shelby Beamon and Jacob Conger of Blooming Grove FFA salvaged a tough week for Beamon, which began when her pig got “stressed” on Saturday and died. Monica Patrick, Blooming Grove FFA instructor, said the “Senior Curse” for Beamon continued when her sock monkey banana bread didn’t place high enough in the food competition to make the sale.

“Then to win Grand Champion in Creative Arts ...” Patrick said. “Her brother Riggin is letting Shelby show his pig since it’s her senior year.”

Junior Reserve champion went to Conner Metcalfe of Rice FFA for his intricate wooden airplane, and Senior Reserve champion was awarded to Shelby McCamey of Frost 4-H for her leather project.

While at the San Antonio Stock Show McCamey was asked where she got her leather iPhone cover, and when she replied that she designed and made it, the person asked her if she could fashion them a judging notebook to go with one of their ag projects. This was Shelby’s senior year, as well, and her mother, Lisa Bownds was a bit teary and wistful watching her daughter accept her Reserve champion trophy.

Projects ranged from wooden framed mirrors to quilts, including a therapy quilt whose inspiration was an autistic friend. There was a duffle bag and garment bag made of recycled feed sacks, a latch hook rug made of tulle and fabric, and one quilt was made of photographs on fabric of locations in Navarro County.

“Entries were down this year,” said Dana Collins, Creative Arts Chairman. “We had a lot of no-shows, especially among the senior division. There are not as many large things, but a lot of unique items. It’s hard to judge and hard to class these items. Such a large spectrum of items this year, and makes it very difficult for the judges.”

One thing there was quite a bit of was photography, and veteran creative arts judge Melissa Stacy, a professional photographer, had her work cut out for her in that category.

“We have some good photography this year, really cute,” Stacy said. “We have some talented students this year. We have to pay very close attention to the details, and what techniques they used, and if it’s original.”

Complete results and placings of the show will appear online this week, and in the special Youth Expo Roundup publication next week.

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Deanna Kirk may be reached by email at dkirk@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “Soundoff” on this story? Email: soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

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