Tyler student wins art competition

CHARLESTON – A Tyler County student has been named the winner of the 2014 Science in the Arts competition.

Caroline Bantug, a senior from Tyler Consolidated High School, won the competition that is part of the West Virginia Department of Education’s 2014 Arts Alive celebration.

The Science in the Arts competition was created to encourage high school students to consider, research and present information about relationships between the two seemingly different subjects.

“We know that students learn best when they are able to connect different subjects and integrate their learning,” said state Superintendent of Schools Jim Phares. “Well-taught arts courses are where creativity, flexibility, innovation, understanding and empathy are consistently required. These are skills that are transferable to many other disciplines.”

Arts Alive will take place April 4 at the Clay Center in Charleston. The lobby showcase opens at 6:15 p.m. with main stage events beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available from the Clay Center box office. For information call 1-304-561-3570.

For more information about Arts Alive 2014, visit wvde.state.wv.us/arts-alive/.