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Niles has best artwork in region

LISA KING, [email protected]

Niles has best artwork in region

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Nerissa Niles is one of the best young student artists in the Caribbean.

The 16-year-old Grantley Adams Memorial School student’s artwork was recognised by the Caribbean Examinations Council as among the best produced by all students who sat the 2017 Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Art.

Niles earned a Grade I in art and her art piece, a wall hanging depicting a mask from Gabon, Africa, was so remarkable that it won the prize for Best 3D Piece in the Caribbean. The theme was Ancestors.

At school yesterday, a delighted Niles, flanked by teacher Karen Elliott, head of the Art Department, Kerry-Ann Holder, and deputy principal Sandra Murray, said she was very pleased with her accomplishment, especially since she gave up her Easter vacation and stayed on evenings after school to prepare. (LK)

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