Emily Rae Goetting was named PBL Artist of the Year at the Senior Awards Night. She is the daughter of Michael and Julie Goetting of Paxton. The work pictured is the one she has chosen to be permanently displayed at PBL High School. On her way to this honor, Goetting was awarded the Illinois Heartland Decorative Scholarship, the Patti Painter Scholarship, and the Carissa Hinz Memorial Scholarship. She won Best in Show at the Eric Art Show at the University of Illinois, a superior rating at the State Fair Art Show, four trophies for Best in Show at the Ford County Fair, Best in Show in Drawing and First Place in sculpture at the Town and Country Art Show. Goetting plans to continue her art studies at Parkland College and then at the University of Illinois. The Artist of the Year award is sponsored by the PBL Education Foundation. The Foundation gives the student a stipend for his or her work and pays to have the artwork framed and permanently displayed in one of the PBL district’s buildings.