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Historic Loudon Co Coloring Book Project

Bo Carey & Cindy Benefield
Cindy Benefield, Michelle Moua, Catherine Bright, Tiana Tatham, Lauren Corder, Bo Carey

Historic Loudon County coloring book project

by Kris Peterson

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Loudon County, twenty art students from Loudon County schools created drawings for a 2nd edition of the Historic Loudon County Coloring Book. The first edition was made by Lenoir City high school student Jessie Marley in 1979.


book cover

New Coloring Book inside cover, drawing by Tiana Tatham


North Middle students

North Middle Student Artists: Cadence Hendrick, Eli Park, Emily Tsujihara


cherinet  lanhamartist

           Cherinet Feezell                             Morgan Lanham                             Nigza Aguilar


Sneak peek at some of the inside pages of the book

book pages


lhs students

LHS artists: Dulce Anguiano, Catherine Bright, Rachel Machado, Tiana Tatham, Morgan Lanham, Cherinet Feezell, and Art Teacher Lauren Corder


Cindy Benefield and Beverly Sweeney, members of the Sesquicentennial Celebration committee, meet in October with LHS design teacher Kris Peterson to ask if she would coordinate the project. On December 17th the first proof was delivered to Mrs. Benefield and Committee Chairman Bo Carey. The book will be published in the spring of 2020 and given to children through the public libraries of Loudon County in celebration of the county’s 150th Anniversary.

A celebration kickoff party will be held at the Lenoir City Public Library to honor all of the student artists sometime in late spring 2020 after the book has been printed. The artists will receive an honorary copy of the book and sign one of the coloring books for placement in the County’s 150th Anniversary time capsule.

The following students and teachers made drawings for the coloring book.

Greenback K-12 School

Art Teacher: Karrah Bennett

Artists: Macy Lawson, Emma Hopson, Chasity Crisp, John Reed

North Middle School

Art Teacher: Shari Moon

Artists: Eli Park, Emily Tsujihara, Cadence Hendrick

Philadelphia Elementary School

Art Teacher: Beth Sandidge

Artists: Emili Cueves, Jade Denmark, TraLynne Shireman, Jeremiah Mullins, Malachi Guider

Loudon High School

Art Teacher: Lauren Corder

Design Teacher: Kris Peterson

Artists: Dulce Anguiano, Nigza Aguilar, Catherine Bright, Cherinet Feezell, Anayeli Gonzalez, Morgan Lanham, Rachel Machado, Michelle Moua, and Tiana Tatham (artist for the cover drawing)