Pictured are (on steps) Jessica Dolan, Brandon High School; Kara Perkins, Germantown High School; Brady Williams, Puckett Academy; Mary Emma Suggs, Germantown High School; (back row)  Dalton Dear, St. Andrews; Joshua Spink, Germantown High School; Sarah Gerrets, St. Andrews; Sarah Springer, St. Andrews; McKenzie Downs, Puckett Attendance Center.
Pictured are (on steps) Jessica Dolan, Brandon High School; Kara Perkins, Germantown High School; Brady Williams, Puckett Academy; Mary Emma Suggs, Germantown High School; (back row) Dalton Dear, St. Andrews; Joshua Spink, Germantown High School; Sarah Gerrets, St. Andrews; Sarah Springer, St. Andrews; McKenzie Downs, Puckett Attendance Center.
Art students representing 12 area high schools exhibited their craft art at the 41st annual Chimneyville Crafts Festival held earlier this month. The students exhibiting works are from Brandon High School, Forrest Hills High School,  Germantown High School, Jackson Academy, Jackson Prep, Madison Ridgeland Academy, Northwest Rankin High School, Puckett Attendance Center, Simpson County Academy, St. Andrews Academy, St. Joseph Catholic School and Terry High School.

This was the first time the Chimneyville Crafts Festival has included students. The Craftsmen of the Future booths were included with the regular Guild booths in the main exhibit area. Entergy Mississippi and BKD CPAs & Advisors are sponsors of the exhibition that will include ten Awards of Merit with cash prizes of $50 each for the winning students.

“We are excited about having the involvement of these students both to see what the next generation of artisans looks like and to give these young artists the chance to see what a professional show is all about, “ states Jeanne Marie Peet, coordinator of the Craftmen of the Future exhibit.