Malarie Gokey,
2009 Winner of
the North Country
Arts Council
award "Art That
Inspires People to
Action" Awarded
at the Tri County
Art Show
Malarie Gokey, a senior at South Jefferson High
School, and her teacher, Mary Ellen Shevalier
Malarie's winning submission
One of the top awards given at the Tri-County Art Show
is sponsored by the North Country Arts Council, the
donor of the $120 award for the second consecutive
year. The “Art that inspires others to action” award was
given to Ms. Mary Peterson for her linoleum print entitled:
“Self Reflection”.  

The print was a result of a unit of study under the tutelage
of Syracuse University student teacher, Mrs. Renee
Parisi.

The focus of this award is to raise social consciousness
and encourage student advocacy for a theme of the
student’s choice.  Mrs. Kari Robertson, president of the
newly re-organized North Country Arts Council,
presented the award to Ms. Peterson. Mrs. Robertson, in
her congratulatory speech, focused on the importance of the arts in education, as they build life skills such as problem
solving, independent thinking, and self realization among other attributes in our schools and society.

The South Jefferson Art department has had student recipients for this award in both of the past two years. Ms.
Peterson, a senior, majors in art and language. She is the daughter of Lori and Michael Peterson from Pierrepont
Manor.  She hopes to become a French teacher or translator in the future.
Mary Peterson wins 2010 NCAC "Art that most likely inspires others to action" award at
Tri-County Art Show