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Hazel Hughes, Buzzworthy Award-winning artist


Name : Hazel Kate Hughes

Job Title: Award-winning artist

Age: 8

Hometown: Durham, NC., recently relocated to Farmville

Education: Morehead Montessori Elementary, Durham, and Wahl-Coates Elementary, Greenville

Awards/accolades: Pitt County K-12 Art Show, featured exhibit; City of Greenville Recycling Art Contest winner; Accelerated Reader awards

Are you involved with something new that you would like the readers to know about: An art project in Mr Phillips class at school involving 3D faceless figures

My favorite things: Favorite movie, UHF ; Favorite basketball team, Duke

Family: Dad Robert, East Carolina University professor; mom Betsy, Rose High School orchestra director; brother Murray, a Boy Scout and rising 6th grader at Eppes Middle School; and Nora, a rascally Lab mix

Favorite place in the 252 for a bite to eat and what I order: The kid's cheese pizza at Marabella Pizza of Farmville

2 things that inspire me:

* Wonder Woman

* Matisse & Da Vinci

5 things on my bucket list:

1. Be a veterinarian

2. Go sky-diving

3. Become an artist

4. Go on a Grand Canyon mule ride

5. Visit Antarctica

2 reasons I like living in the 252:

* Being close to the beach

* Simply Natural ice cream

Hazel's artwork, "Matisse Fish," on display at the Greenville Museum of Art as part of the Pitt County Schools' K-12 art exhibit on display through Aug. 13, and her award-winning poster currently decorating one of the City of Greenville's recycling trucks.

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