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Aaron K. Nelson anelson@civitasmedia.com



The advisers and student staff responsible for “Pawprints.” From left to right, front row: Sally Ferguson and Dakota Collins; back row: Kira Wenger, Brittany Brown, April Ratliff, Triston Hamilton, Zach Rose, and Danielle Akhlaghi. Not pictured: Aaron Meade.
The advisers and student staff responsible for “Pawprints.” From left to right, front row: Sally Ferguson and Dakota Collins; back row: Kira Wenger, Brittany Brown, April Ratliff, Triston Hamilton, Zach Rose, and Danielle Akhlaghi. Not pictured: Aaron Meade.
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PRESTONSBURG — A teacher, a counselor and a group of highly dedicated students from Prestonsburg High School have begun publishing an in-house arts and literary magazine for the entire student body to express themselves and broaden their horizons.


“Pawprints,” now in its second issue, features nearly all manner of poetry, prose and visual art, including paintings, photography and drawings. While the first issue included the work of only juniors, the second issue represents work from all four grades at the school.


From front to back, including the photo-compilation cover art featuring only flowers from nearby Arnold Avenue, all the work in issue 2 is intended to “[highlight] hope and rebirth,” according to the staff who compiled it.


Staff advisers PHS teacher Kira Wenger and Mountain Comprehensive Care counselor Danielle Akhlaghi are enormously proud of the work put in by the student staff and the creative expressions of the contributing artists, and for good reason. The say the influx of student contributions—so many, that some had to be turned away—is a good indication of just how vital a creative outlet like “Pawprints” is for high school students.

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