Calhoun Times

Woman’s Club honors local student artist

- By Kelcey Walker KWalker@CalhounTim­es.com Kelcey Walker is a reporter for the Calhoun Times in Calhoun, Ga.

The Calhoun Woman’s Club recently recognized Calhoun High School art student Emilee Watson for placing first in the Georgia Federation of Woman’s Clubs North West District Student Art Competitio­n for her 3D artwork, ‘Suspension.’

Watson received a certificat­e of recognitio­n and a cash prize for her efforts and will now move forward to statewide competitio­n. Club president Sara Keys said she was proud of Watson’s achievemen­t and confident that her artwork would represent Calhoun and Gordon County well at the state level.

“Emilee is incredibly talented,” Keys said. “We are happy that we can showcase her artwork, and we are so proud of how creative and talented the students in this area are.”

Over the next several months the Woman’s Club will be working to ensure its Sequoyah Ball, an annual event returning this August after previously being canceled due to COVID-19, goes off without a hitch. Tickets for the ball will go on sale in June.

“We’re planning it for Aug. 21, and we are so excited,” Keys said. “It’s always a wonderful event, but it’s going to be something even more special this year with everyone finally getting out into the community with each other again.”

In previous years, the Woman’s Club has raised more than $30,000 in a single night through the Sequoyah Ball. Those funds have gone toward scholarshi­ps for local high school seniors, arts programs at the Harris Arts Center and programmin­g at the Boys and Girls Club. Past Sequoyah Ball beneficiar­ies include the Calhoun-Gordon County Library, the Imaginatio­n Station, Habitat for Humanity and the Emergency Dental program.

Over its more than 100 years of existence, the club has raised more than $750,000 for agencies and institutio­ns of Calhoun and Gordon County.

For more informatio­n about the club, visit calhounwom­ansclub.org.

 ?? Contribute­d ?? Emilee Watson (center) poses for a photo with her art teachers Kate Johnson and Jonathan Elackman.
Contribute­d Emilee Watson (center) poses for a photo with her art teachers Kate Johnson and Jonathan Elackman.

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