MHS junior wins Simpson College art award


Marshalltown High School junior Ashley Macbeth holds one of her charcoal drawings that helped her receive a fourth place award in a recent Simpson College high school art contest.

Marshalltown High School junior Ashley Macbeth was recently honored by Simpson College as part of a high school art contest.

Macbeth received a fourth place award and had her work displayed at Simpson in Indianola last month. She took part in an awards ceremony on February 26. “It was exciting,” Macbeth said.

Her entry consisted of three charcoal pieces and many of the other entries were from high school seniors.

“As an 11th grader competing amongst some of the best seniors in Iowa and surrounding areas, this was a great recognition of her hard work,” said MHS art teacher Wade Judge.

As of now, Macbeth has an interest in pursuing a double major of art and psychology in college.