Chelsea art student wins state youth art month flag competition

Kristen Hamby, a 10th grade student at Chelsea High School, has been selected as the overall state winner in the Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition. (contributed)

Kristen Hamby, a 10th grade student at Chelsea High School, has been selected as the overall state winner in the Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition. (contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

CHELSEA – Kristen Hamby, a 10th grade student at Chelsea High School, has been selected as the overall state winner in the Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition. Her artwork will be made into an actual flag and will now represent the state of Alabama at the National Art Association’s annual conference to be held March 29 – 31 in San Diego, Ca. during Youth Art Month.

According to the National Art Association website, students in grades K-12 from across the country participate in the national Youth Art Month flag design program, with each participating state selecting one design that represents their state and the creative spirit of YAM.

Hamby’s prize for winning the contest is an all-expense paid trip to visit New York City’s art museums, complements of Sargent Art. The trip includes airfare, hotel accommodations, meals and museum tickets for herself, one parent and her art teacher, Max Newton.

“Needless to say, I’m very proud of her,” Newton said. “It really is a fantastic piece and will look great on our state flag.”