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Kyra Blix discusses her project with her father John Paul.

Vinton-Shellsburg High School artists took top honors at the Wamac Art Fair Wednesday in Vinton. Teachers Ann Diedrichsen and Chris Juhl helped several students prepare a variety of projects for the judges.

In addition to earning its fifth straight "Best of Show" in 3D, VS also earned the 2D Best of Show award.

Brittany Lovekin-Merrifield's dragon earned the 3D honor; Dalton Bonesteel earned the 2D honor with his large colored pencil self-portrait.

Other VSHS winners include:

* Brea Burroughs, second place, fiber/book arts;

* Olivia Oltrogge second place, and Alyssa Bunge, third place, sculpture;

* Brittany Lovekin-Merrifield, first place, and Amanda Dedrick, second place, ceramics, sculptural;

* Destiny Swallom, second place, printmaking;

* Kaitlin Isbell, second place, graphic design;

* Bonnie Duong, first place, and Jacey Cummings, second place, digital drawing;

* Ashley Eden, second place, oil painting/oil pastel

* Dalton Bonesteel, first place, colored pencil drawing;

* Meranda Sanders, first place, pastel/charcoal/crayon drawing;

*Kevin Bee, third place, ink drawing;

* Dakota Smith, first place, Brelynn Beck, second place, and Emily Cashman, third place, mixed media 2-D;

* Sara Siglin, first place, mixed media 3-D.

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