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Students turn pumpkins into art

Clanton Intermediate School enrichment students have turned a fall favorite ­— pumpkins — into pretty or peculiar works of art.

The third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students turned the gourds into about anything imaginable.

Artwork includes the Clanton Peach Tower, Big Al and Aubie mascots, as well as other celebrities, including Count “Jackular” the vampire, the Cookie Monster, and Shrek. More pumpkins were designed to look like spiders, a horse, a lady bug, a turkey and more.

The art was judged, and top pumpkins were as follows:

Fifth grade: Allie Lightsey, first place, for pumpkins designed to look like the title character from The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Abbey Porter, second place; and Kindred Pilling, third place.

Fourth grade: Georgia Simpson, first place, for a pumpkin that looks like the Clanton Peach Tower; Destinee Scott, second place; and Caelyn Griffin, third place.

Third grade: Hannah Mims, first place, for Big Al made of pumpkins; Vivian Sierra, second place; and Cohen Vail, third place.

For an enrichment project, Clanton Intermediate School students turned pumpkins into works of art, which were then judged. Shown are fifth grade students Allie Lightsey, first place; Abbey Porter, second place; and Kindred Pilling, third place.

Shown are fourth grade winners Georgia Simpson, first place; Destinee Scott, second place; and Caelyn Griffin, third place.

Shown are third grade winners Hannah Mims, first place; Vivian Sierra, second place; and Cohen Vail, third place.