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Granite students to compete in an Art Olympics Monday

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As athletes around the world prepare for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 86 student artists in the Granite School District will compete in their own Art Olympics.
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WEST VALLEY CITY — As athletes around the world prepare for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 86 student artists in the Granite School District will compete in their own Art Olympics.

The students, representing each of the district’s nine high schools, will start and finish their art pieces in front of a crowd at Granger High School’s commons from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday. Students will compete in 10 art categories including sculpture, pottery, opaque painting and watercolor painting. The art will then be judged by local artists.

The top artists in each category will be awarded gold, silver or bronze medals during an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Two overall champions will be awarded $500 scholarships courtesy of Granite Education Foundation. Both the competition and awards ceremony and are open to the public. Granger High School is located at 3580 S. 3600 West.