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Her knack for making jewelry has earned this Hanford High artist a statewide honor

Peyton Nicole Dunn’s necklace “Natural Formation” is now permanently part of the state superintendent’s art collection.
Peyton Nicole Dunn’s necklace “Natural Formation” is now permanently part of the state superintendent’s art collection. Richland School District

A Hanford High School student’s jewelry is getting a special spot in Olympia.

Peyton Nicole Dunn’s necklace titled “Natural Formation” earned a judge’s choice award at the state Superintendent’s High School Art Show. She earned a spot at the state competition after having the piece picked at the regional competition at Education Service District 123 earlier this year.

Now her necklace will become part of a Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction permanent art collection. Nineteen students had pieces picked since 2012.

Peyton Dunn

Dunn discovered her knack for making jewelry during Hanford High art classes with teacher Kelley Muntean. Her designs reflect her love of organic shapes and textures, the school district said.

She plans to pursue jewelry design when she moves onto the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia in the fall.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.
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