East Side students win Economics Arkansas Art Competition

Front Row - Pictured L to R: Piper Morgan and Bash Talley
Back Row – John Ward, superintendent; Jessica Talley, East Side technology teacher; and Penny Talley, district curriculum coordinator
Front Row - Pictured L to R: Piper Morgan and Bash Talley Back Row – John Ward, superintendent; Jessica Talley, East Side technology teacher; and Penny Talley, district curriculum coordinator

East Side Elementary School students, Piper Morgan (kindergarten) and Bash Talley (first grade) were recent winners of the Economics Arkansas' 2022 Picturing-Econ Student Art Competition. Students across the state in grades K-8 were challenged last fall to picture economics by illustrating their understanding of its concepts.

Economics Arkansas will feature a winning piece each month. Piper's drawing illustrating public goods was chosen for August, and Bash's illustration of price will be highlighted in October.

Technology lab teacher, Jessica Talley, submitted their artwork after an economic unit focusing on county fairs. Piper and Bash both received a $50 Walmart gift card for winning, and Mrs. Talley received a $100 Walmart gift card for sending in their entries. Economics Arkansas recently presented their framed art to superintendent John Ward for display in the district office.