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South Tama's Molly Savage art recognized in 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

February 21, 2019
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

"No Normal" by Molly Savage has received honorable mention in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The award comes from the Belin Blank Center, University of Iowa in the multi-state art region of the National Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards. It is a 96-year-old organization supporting creative arts which receives 330,000 student entries in its annual contests.

Molly, a sophomore at South Tama High School, submitted her winning entry which was a classroom project in art teacher Nate Doran's class.

The work is a 16-panel creation which Molly says is based upon super heroes using felt markers as the medium.

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South Tama High School Sophomore Molly Savage with her award winning comic art “No Normal.”

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It was chosen in the work category "Comic Art." All award recipients receive medals.

"Molly is an amazing artist with so much talent. She has an incredible passion for her work and her ability to bring her characters and stories to life is inspiring," says Nathan Doran. "She has such a bright future in the art world and lucky for me, as her art teacher, she is only a sophomore in high school. I can't wait to see what she does next!"

Molly says she has always had an interest in art and verey much enjoys her current school class.

An awards ceremony is planned on March 10 at the University of Iowa student Union in Iowa City to recognize 2019 recipients.



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