Green River Artist Wins Beehive Drive License Plate Competition


Jocelyn Brady, the 12-year-old daughter of Keith and Kristie Brady of Green River, was recently chosen as the winner of a license plate drawing competition for the Beehive Drive. She first heard about the competition from her teacher in February. Jocelyn said she entered the contest due to her love of drawing, for a chance to win prizes and because “it just sounded like fun.”

The topic for the contest was “Rev Up Utah.” With some input from her teacher and a few creative doodles, Jocelyn came up with her concept. Her picture of a sports car driving up a road surrounded by Utah scenery won her a shirt, a challenger coin, four pins, a poster and a giant art kit. On top of personal prizes, Jocelyn’s win was also, as her father said, “really good for Green River.”

The Beehive Drive donated $2,000 to Green River for city improvements along with another $8,500 in scholarship money. A car show also came to the city for community members to enjoy. The cars, displaying Jocelyn’s license plate, included Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Camaros and more. Of all the prizes she won, the car show was Jocelyn’s favorite.

“I liked seeing all the cars,” she said.

Jocelyn’s love of drawing seems to be inherited from her father, Keith. He helped Jocelyn with her project through his example. Keith likes art, and as “the artistic one” of the family, he tries to encourage his four daughters in their artistic pursuits. As a family, they try to do a drawing a day. Their family also enjoys expressing themselves in paint and sculpture.

“It was fun,” Keith explained. “I’m proud of her.”

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