Posts Tagged ‘art’

Coupeville grad Jazmine Franklin continues to take the art world by storm. (Photos courtesy Franklin)

It’s a win-win.

You can make a visible commitment to backing the Black Lives Matter movement, while supporting one of Coupeville’s most talented grads.

Jazmine Franklin was a student leader and standout two-sport athlete (tennis and cheer) during her days at CHS, and she continues to excel as an adult.

Her artwork is eye-catching, such as in the piece seen below.

A recent Franklin art work.

Franklin’s newest project is a series of Black Lives Matter designs, which can be ordered on t-shirts and hoodies.

She can also do custom items such as long sleeve shirts, tank tops, onesies, and toddler items upon request.

For orders or questions, contact Franklin at JZMNOriginals@gmail.com.

Three designs, one cause.


Current offerings:

T-shirts (Gildan200)
$15 each plus shipping


White lettering on:

Charcoal grey
Royal blue


Black lettering on:

Safety green (neon)
Hot pink


Hoodies (Gildan185)
$30 each plus shipping


White lettering on:
Garnet (reddish maroon)
Charcoal grey
Royal blue

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(Artwork by Abby Parker)

Art is in the eye of the beholder.

Using colored pencils and marker, Coupeville High School grad Abby Parker unleashes a new masterpiece and sends it our way.

We all may be locked down right now, but quarantine art continues to take the prairie by storm.

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   Abby (Clinkscales) Meyers brings a positive attitude and hard work to all her sports. (Photo courtesy Pat Meyers)

She’s working hard for the future, smiling all the way.

Abby (Clinkscales) Meyers has made several appearances in the CHS weight room this summer, taking part in the school’s SST training program.

Working alongside older sister Heidi, Abby, who will be an 8th grader at CMS in the fall, is preparing for multiple sports.

After playing middle school volleyball and little league softball during her first year in Coupeville, Meyers plans to branch out and add basketball in year two.

While she enjoys all of her sports, diamond life is the life for her.

“My favorite sport is softball because I really enjoy the game,” Meyers said. “I had some great coaches in Mike Peters and Lark Gustafson this year that helped me improve a lot.”

Playing team sports gives her a chance to interact with new friends, something she embraces.

“I enjoy the energy you get from your teammates and learning new things every year,” Meyers said. “My strengths are cheering on my teammates, being supportive and helping whenever I can.”

Like most young athletes, she is discovering new strengths every day, and always wants to remain open to all the possibilities out there.

“What I’d like to work on is stepping out of my comfort zone,” Meyers said. “To try new positions as suggested by my coaches.

“My high school sports career goals would be to keep growing as a player and helping my teammates.”

Away from the playing field, she excels in her art and math classes and enjoys “drawing, reading and caring for animals,” with an eye on a possible career as a small animal vet.

Whether she’s swinging a softball bat or an art brush, Meyers has a strong support crew, something which means a lot to her.

“Many people have helped me become the person I am today,” she said.

“My Aunt Pat giving me my daily guidance, my coaches Lark and Mike for their encouragement, and my sisters Heidi and Lilly for always being there through it all.”

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Abby Hamilton

Abby Hamilton

Mission accomplished.

Coupeville High School freshman Abby Hamilton joined the Wolf cheer squad for friendship and has found her hopes fulfilled.

“This is my first year and I started because I thought I would make more and new friends and because I thought it was fun!,” Hamilton said. “I enjoy being with everyone and having a lot of fun with them.

“And being able to get out and actually doing something fun after school and during the summer!”

The friendships she has made in the build-up to the regular season has had an immediate difference in her outlook on life.

“All of my cheer sisters have impacted me by a lot,” Hamilton said. “By telling me that I can get through this and that I CAN do it.”

Hamilton also credits her family for their support, with one close relative getting a special shout-out.

“My mom, she has always been there when I had tough times in my life,” Hamilton said. “She is like my best friend and I love her for it.”

When she’s not working on cheer routines, the Wolf frosh can usually be found off somewhere being creative.

“I really enjoy art,” Hamilton said. “That’s like my getaway when I have tough times.

“And I also love music, all types of music.”

While CHS classifies cheer as an activity and not a sport, Hamilton and her teammates know the effort, hard work and skill their vocation requires.

Call it what you will, but respect the commitment.

“I would tell them that cheerleaders actually work hard to accomplish their routines and cheers and that we do a lot of physical activity like running and doing extreme workouts,” she said.

“We are just like the football players,” Hamilton added. “We get out there and we work hard and we do the best we can.”

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