Abbey Welden has a creative touch to her artwork, but also has shown that she has a talent for numbers in math.
That type of versatility makes the 9-year-old a standout student in fourth grade at Woodbury Elementary School.
Her art teacher, Maggie Parks, said she can count on Welden to get her work done, and she always thinks creatively.
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Abbey Welden, 9, a fourth grader at Woodbury Elementary School, works on an art project at the school Thursday.
"Everything Abbey does is a work of art," Parks said. "It's very neat and very well thought through. She's very reflective on her artwork."
Others have recognized Welden's art as she has been awarded three times for her art on fire safety posters, including getting second city-wide in the contest this year.
"It makes me feel proud because I tried hard to do my best," Welden said.
She also takes part in the First in Math program, where students do extra math work during down time in school or at home. Welden has completed nearly 2,000 math problems as part of the program.
"It's fun and it helps you get smarter," Welden said.