By Ammie Ruddle
Art, engineering, and history are just a few symbols of learning showcased in the new Pendleton County Library window display.
Some students in the county were tasked with creating an artistic rendering representing history and using a book or books for inspiration. Many of the books selected for these projects were chosen based on the lessons being taught in their class during the school year.
Most of the work was created by sixth graders throughout the county. In addition, there are three fifth graders, one third grader, and one seventh grader.
The library staff has decided to relate the window display to the Treasure Mountain Festival theme, “Striking Gold in the Mountains.” They said the gold in the county’s mountains are the children.
Library visitors will see a replica of the New River Gorge Bridge, a World War II hospital with injured soldiers, dinosaurs, a fairy tale house and castle, a cosmic stage with animals, giraffes and an apocalypse survival cabin. In addition, books that inspired these projects will be on display.
Mattingly Beachler, sixth grader at Brandywine Elementary School, built the dilapidation nation, a deliberate castle ruin.
Samuel Eason, sixth grader at BES, created a WWII army hospital with working lights.
Dylan Eye, sixth grader at BES, built a traditional castle with a working drawbridge.
Valyee Harper and Alaina Huffman, fifth graders at North Fork Elementary School, created models of a male and female giraffe.
Ty Heavner, seventh grader at Pendleton County Middle School, built a replica of the New River Gorge Bridge.
Alaina Hedrick, third grader at Franklin Elementary School, fashioned a three-dimensional stage for a cosmic cat and dog.
Carly Kimble, fifth grader at FES, created a model of Jimmy the brachiosaurus.
Ben Puffenbarger, sixth grader at BES, created the apocalypse survival cabin with working lights, garage door, and watchtower.
Albert Romas-Rivera, sixth grader at BES, constructed a fairy tale house with multiple stories and a swinging door.
Each student’s name, grade, school and brief description of their project is posted with their project.
Onlookers of Main Street can view students’ art at Pendleton County Library.