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RV junior high students decorate ceiling tiles for school

| May 25, 2016
Kirsten Kiefner and Lexi Jacobs are pictured with the ceiling tile that Lydia Mitchell helped them create for an art club project at River View Junior High. Rodney Stein, advisor of the club, worked with the student on May 24 to get them hung up at the school. For more photos, visit www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com. Josie Sellers | Beacon

Kirsten Kiefner and Lexi Jacobs are pictured with the ceiling tile that Lydia Mitchell helped them create for an art club project at River View Junior High. Rodney Stein, advisor of the club, worked with the student on May 24 to get them hung up at the school. For more photos, visit www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com. Josie Sellers | Beacon

WARSAW – The River View Junior High Art Club left its mark on the school this year.

The seventh and eighth graders in the club spent the last several months painting ceiling tiles that will hang in the hallways around the library.

“It’s nice to know they are going to stay here and people after us will be able to look at them,” said Jessica Brooks, a seventh grade member of the club.

Rodney Stein, who advises the club, said the students’ designs for their tile had to be preapproved and include a positive message.

Eighth grader Kaitlyn Richard painted an American Flag on her tile with the help of Kevin Jenkins.

“I thought a flag was an important thing in school to represent,” Richard said. “These took a long time. I think we worked on them for two months. Some of us kept changing our designs, but we got our goal accomplished.”

Cale Bible’s tile was dedicated to teacher Brian Darr. The eighth grader’s tile has painted on it, “I’m not perfect, but I’m pretty close.” – Mr. Darr.

“He always said that to the class last year and it was fun to hear him say it,” Bible said.

Kirsten Kiefner, Lexi Jacobs and Lydia Mitchell used their tile to show their love of playing sports.

“Our whole lives revolve around them,” Kiefner said. “This was really fun to do because we got to show our take on River View and we wanted to remember school spirit.”

The art club meets during the day and Stein said the students had to apply to join.

“We started the club because I was seeing students drawing all the time,” he said. “There was a club for a while that met after school, but it kind of disappeared so we reinvented it this way.”

Bible was happy the club members were able to decorate the tiles.

“I wanted to make my mark on the school,” he said.

 

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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