Megan Jaggerâ€™s photograph, â€śSerenityâ€ť was a source of comfort for her art teacher, Mary Hilger, while she underwent surgery. Photo contributed
COLUMBIA CITY â€”ÂÂ Megan Jagger, an 8th-grade student at Indian Springs Middle School, won several regional honors in the Scholastic Art Awards competition for her photographs.
However, in a ceremony held at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Jagger was awarded a National Silver Medal for a photograph of an old tractor entitled, â€śAntiquity on the Farm.â€ť
Mary Hilger is Jaggerâ€™s art teacher at ISMS and was elated to see one of her students receive the artistic honor.
â€śMegan received numerous regional Gold Keys (awards),â€ť said Hilger. â€śThen I was informed that she was also being recognized as a national winner. What an awesome honor for such a deserving student.â€ť
Hilger wanted to attend the ceremony to be present for Jaggerâ€™s award, but a surgery kept Hilger in recovery instead of at the event.
â€śEven though I could not attend, I encouraged Megan and her family to be there,â€ť said Hilger.
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