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Taste of Moo-sic: The story of the North Tahoe High cow

Madison Martin
Special to the Sun
Community submitted photo

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The cow arrived at North Tahoe High School in the evening March 9 for the fifth annual Lucerne Art of Dairy contest themed and#8220;Taste of Moo-sic.and#8221;

Thirty finalists were selected from across the nation, every state and student had the same opportunity to enter. Our very own Tani Pettit, a senior at NT High, is one of more than 10,000 gifted artists in the U. S. who submitted drawings in hopes of being in the top 30, or even winning the national grand prize of $20,000 for the winner’s art department, $5,000 for the grand prize winner and $5,000 to the designated teacher.

The cow weighs 125 pounds and is a replica of a life-sized cow, curves and all, and is now painted in a pop psychedelic motif. Pettit, who adorned the 5 by 8 by 3 feet hollow fiberglass cow, is one step closer to reaching her goal. Pettit achieved this in the three-week time allotment. Art teacher Mrs. Peggy Heidelberger-Smith submitted photos April 13, in hopes of winning the grand prize.

Pettit said of her experience: and#8220;I have an overwhelming feeling of excitement, and thankfulness. I would not have come this far without North Tahoe High School’s fabulous art teacher Mrs. Heidelberger-Smith, who gave me the extra push to pull this off.and#8221;

Pettit completed her work of art using Golden brand acrylics, and the winner will be selected in early May.

The cow will be on display at the Tahoe City Safeway through May 7, then hoof it back to its permanent home at NT High. For more information about the Art of Dairy contest, visit http://www.artofdairy-artcontest.com.

and#8212; Submitted to the Sun via aedgett@sierrasun.com