Denae Starry, 17, is the daughter of Allyn and Dennis Starry of Hometown. Denae taught an elementary level after-school art class, and painted a mural in her church.
"I taught art classes for children at Tamaqua Area Elementary School for nine weeks, then, at the end, it culminated in an art show," she says.
She taught the art classes once a week, and held the art show in the spring. The show, held in the school lobby, featured the students' works, which ranged from paintings to clay.