Outstanding 7th grade students at Knoxville Middle School were honored for their work in art and poetry at a special awards ceremony Friday. The Marion County Writers Group judged the poetry entries and awarded Evy Wells first place.
Alex Purvis received second place, Melissa Molloy was third place and Kalie Kirkwood and Chloe Couves received honorable mention. In the art category, Grace Gibson was awarded first place, Svetlana Klimenchuk earned second place, Wesley Harrison got third place and Codi Deaver and Samantha Taggart received honorable mention.
The Next Chapter bookstore provided prizes for the poetry winners and the winning entries are on display at The Next Chapter and the middle school.