Cooley Artist to Represent Virginia in National Competition

The creative work of D.G. Cooley Elementary fourth grader Hannah Trenary has been selected by the Virginia Art Education Association to represent the elementary division for Virginia. Hannah’s winning design will be posted on the VAEA website and recognized in the VAEA spring newsletter.

This is the second year that Cooley students have participated and both years have produced winners.

Original artwork by Clarke County fourth grader Hannah Trenary, the daughter of Randy and Kelly Trenary

“Every year the National Art Education Association (NAEA) holds a national art contest to help aide in advocating art,” Cooley art specialist Art Kate Hardison told the Clarke County School Board on Monday night. “Just like last year I entered the work of our students. And just like last year, we have a winner!”

Hardison said that each state in the national competition was responsible for creating a flag to be hung in Washington, DC during the month of March. This year’s theme for the flag design was “Art Shapes Our World.”

Hannah commented that drawing was her favorite aspect of art.

Ms. Trenary received a certificate of accomplishment from Hardison and congratulations from School Board Chairman Janet Alger.


  1. Clarke County Annie says:

    Way to go Miss Hannah!

  2. Awesome drawing, Hannah! Congrats, Trenarys!