Local students gather at the Capitol for Sketch Day.
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Local students gather at the Capitol for Sketch Day.

Date: April 30, 2012
By: Danielle Carter
State Capitol Bureau

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Some local students got to experience the more artistic side of the Missouri Capitol today.
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Wrap: The Jefferson City Capitol building became a model for Roman Catholic art students.

For more than 50 years the best art students from the local dioceses gather at the Capitol to sketch parts of the building.

12 year old Ashley Hart from St. Joseph's Cathedral in St. Joseph is excited to sketch at the Capitol.

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Description: "You can draw really neat things, and you can go into a really neat competition, but you know, it's not about the competition, it's about having fun drawing."

The students will later be judged on their artwork.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.

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The Missouri Capitol became a subject for art students today.
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Wrap: Since 1949 the Missouri state Capitol has hosted a sketch day.

The day is for local students in area dioceses.

The Catholic parochial schools pick the best of their art students and then send them to the Capitol to sketch parts of the Capitol for the day.

12 year old Madeline Durham of St. Joseph's Cathedral in St. Joseph is not sure what to think about the competition.

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Description: "I'm a little nervous for that, I don't know how everybody's going to be doing and I really want my friends to be like the winners, because I love their drawings."

The students are later judged on their artwork.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Danielle Carter.


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