MASON — When thousands gathered for the West Virginia SSAC State High School Soccer Tournament earlier this month in Beckley, it was a Wahama student at the center of attention, even though the school has no team.
Camryn Tyree, a sophomore at the Bend Area school, submitted the winning art entry for the cover of the programs that were given out at the event.
Tyree, daughter of Charlie and Mindy Tyree, is an art student under the leadership of teacher Susan Parrish. She plays soccer as a mid-fielder for the Ohio Valley Christian School Defenders.
The student’s winning entry features a close-up view of a goal net, with soccer cleats atop a ball. Her name, as well as school and art teacher’s name, also graces the cover.
This isn’t the first time Tyree has been recognized for her artwork. She won a background contest for the production of “Alice in Wonderland” at the French Art Colony in Gallipolis.
Tyree has also won a state award for a cyber bullying entry, and several ribbons at the Mason County Fair. Another recent award was at the Riverbend Arts Council’s “Art in the Village,” where Tyree won second place in the drawing category with her work, “Mandala Inspired.”
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing and can be reached at [email protected]