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J.W. Smith Elementary third-grader Madison Benson receives her third prize plaque from Rich Davis, a Fish and Wildlife biologist, for her drawing of a Higgens eye pearlymussel. Brian matthews | Bemidji Pioneer

'Different' drawing helps girl win award

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BEMIDJI - J.W. Smith third grader Madison Benson's choice to draw a Higgins eye pearlymussel may not have been the popular choice among the Minnesota Endangered Species Youth Art Contest participants, but her uniqueness and creativity did not go unnoticed.


Benson won third prize for her age group in a statewide contest.

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