Area kids rack up the ribbons at Selbyville show

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March 14, 2014

Kids might say the darndest things, but they also create some incredible stuff.

The Selbyville Community Club put student art on display at the 10th annual Kids ART Month this month.

Coastal Point photos • Laura Walter: Morgan Nutto, top, of SDSA received the show’s highest scores to win first place in fifth-grade drawing and painting.Coastal Point photos • Laura Walter: Morgan Nutto, top, of SDSA received the show’s highest scores to win first place in fifth-grade drawing and painting.“Our judges are returning, so they say, ‘Wow — What do we have this year?’” said organizer Jackie Bates.

Public school and homeschool students from the Selbyville ZIP code area were invited to participate. This year, more than 50 students won awards. Bates thanked the event’s sponsors, library, Town of Selbyville and educators who encourage students in the classroom.

“What’s neat about this educational system is they recognize the importance of arts for being creative … innovative,” Bates said. “Kids, it’s important to keep thinking, keep creating, keep expressing.”

Of all the questions people ask at the library during the year, fiction is the most common topic, followed by art. That shows how relevant art is to Selbyville, said library director Patricia Woods.

The art exhibition is on display during regular library hours in March.