Star City High School students recently competed at the Arkansas Young Artists Association Competition and Convention at the Statehouse Convention Center at Little Rock.

Star City sophomore John Elrod won second place in the pen and ink abstract category at the statewide competition.

Other students who competed included: Maddie Anders, 9th grade; Kade Carter, 9th grade; MacKenzie Kimball, 9th grade; Veoshia Muldrow, 9th grade; Kimbreunna Turner, 9th grade; Arista Wilkerson, 9th grade; Kalub Byrne, 10th grade; Daijah DeLoach, 10th grade; Alee Dewease, 10th grade; Jaterra Early, 10th grade; Autumn Jackson, 10th grade; Alexia Lams, 10th grade; Amber West, 10th grade; Brittney Bostian, 11th grade; Daniela Gonzalez, 11th grade; Maryann Gossage, 11th grade; Laterriuna Hill, 11th grade; Josh Montgomery, 11th grade; Kaitlyn Nicholson, 11th grade; Madeline Nix, 11th grade; Britney Smith, 11th grade; Dee Williams, 11th grade; Madelann Cash, 12th grade; Dillon Cullins, 12th grade; Andy Magana, 12th grade; Courtney Malone, 12th grade; Tevon Moore, 12th grade; Cade Phillips, 12th grade; Sara Tipton, 12th grade; and Hailey West, 12th grade.

The students are under the instruction of Star City High School art teacher Roger Darren High.