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QUINCY — The 2017 Arts Quincy Student Art Award winners were recognized April 7, during a luncheon at the Exchange Club of Quincy’s meeting at the Elk’s Club. Award winners included four Adams County students that were nominated and chosen in February and March.

Award criteria includes academic success, community service and extra-curricular involvement. The award is open to Adams County students in grades nine through 12 who have challenged themselves to achieve excellence in the categories of theater, music, visual arts and dance.

The winners are:

• Excellence in Music — Allison Hutson of Quincy, a student of Quincy Notre Dame. She is the daughter of Jay and Roberta Hutson. Her extra-curricular activities include Hands and Feet of Christ, Madrigal Choir, Women’s Glee, National Honor Society and Teens Encounter Christ. She is also involved in Quincy Community Theatre’s student theater, Cantor, St. Peter Church, QCT Triple Threat Boot Camp.

• Excellence in Theater — Marleigh Fifer of Camp Point, a student of Central High School in Camp Point. She is the daughter of Connie and Gary Fifer. Her extra-curricular activities include Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Drama Club, Choir, Art Club, and performing as the school mascot. She also is involved in youth group, in worship team, as a camp counselor and as YFU Alumnus.

• Excellence in Visual Arts — Felix Hammock of Quincy, a student at Quincy High School. She is the daughter of Andi Holford. She is involved in the Quincy Art Center as a volunteer and won the Quincy Art Center’s 2017 Annual High School Art Competition best of show.

• Excellence in Dance — Maddi Ehmen of Quincy, a student at Quincy High School. She is the daughter of Karol and Brad Ehmen. She is involved in choir, Quincy Community Theatre, St. James Church and dances at Heinze Academy.

Arts Quincy’s Student Art Awards are given each spring and are open to talented artists of all kinds in Adams County schools in grades 9 to 12.

Winners in each category receive a $200 educational fund and a certificate.

The 2017 awards are sponsored by Homebank and the individual and business members of Arts Quincy.

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PHOTO: Arts Quincy Student Art Award winners, from left, are Maddi Ehmen, Felix Hammock and Allison Hutson. Marleigh Fifer is not pictured.