School: Floyd Dryden Middle School.
Reason: "I chose to go to art, because I express myself by using art. I like to doodle a lot."
Experience: About 10 years.
All in the family: She said her mother and both sisters also show an interest in painting or sculpting.
Favorites: "My favorite artist is Leonardo da Vinci. My favorite art is the drawing and carving."
Future plans: "I really want to go to an art college. I would love that."
You should know: "My hero is Barack Obama."
Her teacher says: "Marie is always very absorbed by her art projects. She also has a mind of her own, and the unique touches she puts on each project show that. I would guess that doing her art relaxes her too, as she looks happy and relaxed as she works. Marie knows that art is a powerful tool for communication. She is very concerned about breast cancer and has created some art work designed to raise awareness about this disease."
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and done in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program. To have your student art included, contact your school office.