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Area artist awards prize for child's superhero drawing

Drew Butler
dbutler@gannett.com
Five-year-old Aubree Shepard (center) won the prize for her superhero drawing of Diabetes Destroyer. Here she poses with her younger sister Ava and Artist Daniel Miller with Pig the chihuahua.
Five year old Ava Shepard's drawing of Diabetic Destroyer won the prize for Artist's Daniel Miller's superhero contest.

On Saturday afternoon, area artist Daniel Miller helped foster a love of art by awarding a prize to 5-year-old Aubree Shepard. Early last week he announced a contest for children to create a drawing of themselves with superpowers. On New Year’s Day he announced the winner, and Shepard’s drawing of “Diabetic Destroyer” was selected the winner.

Miller said he ended up with around 20 different entries, but Shepard’s entry stood out because of the unique super power her character possessed.

“Her drawing was of ‘Diabetic Destroyer,’ and it said that with her superpower her uncle wouldn’t be sick any more,” Miller said. “I think it’s so cool that she chose a power that would help others — especially a close family member.”

Shepard’s prize was a motorized V6 Top Gun Hyper Bicycle that she can sit in and drive around. She met with Miller on Saturday afternoon to pick up her prize. Miller said both Shepard and her younger sister Ava were excited to get behind the wheel.