Students in Mamie Ruth Waites’s Art II Class at Wayne County High School were assigned to create pencil sketches of famous African-Americans throughout U.S. history. Students were assigned specific famous African-Americans to do a sketch of, and they had to be a certain size. In addition, students had to prepare a report on their subject, including what the subject did in order to advance the African-American race and what consequences and challenges they may have faced during their lives and careers. The artwork has been on display in the Commons at WCHS. Pictured here are the 12 artists with their works. Students who worked on the project include Taylor Ordoyne, Xavier Davis, Ashley Hagan, Ashley Skipper, Nicole Holifield, Zach Odom, Ashley Marcet, Ronald Mason, Jr., Mario Leggins, Jessalyn Malone, Ryan McCarty and Eric Blackwell.