North Bullitt High School clerical assistant Ange Burnett decided at the very last minute to submit her Scrapbooking Page to State Fair judges. She was awarded with a Top Prize.
“Yes, I was lucky enough to receive a blue ribbon on a scrapbook page,” she said. “I have scrapbooked for about 20 years, and do it as a stress reliever, to be honest. I just enjoy the creativity of making our family memories permanent.”
Burnett said her parents had photo albums growing up and she always loved looking at them but often did not know who were in the pictures.
“Scrapbooking allows me to tell a story about the specific page and share that memory for years and generations to come,” she reflected. “For the past 16 years on derby weekend, about 10-12 ladies, mostly teachers and support staff, take a long weekend trip where we collaborate; sharing ideas and techniques scrapbooking into the night. I actually made the winning scrapbook page on one of those trips.”
Rachelle Elam, a former colleague of Burnett’s at Overdale Elementary School (now at Lebanon Junction Elementary) enters items annually in varying categories and encouraged her for years to enter.
“This year, she even sent me a message on the last day of entries and I thought, why not, and sent my entry in online,” Burnett explained. “It was a very simple process. I entered 2 scrapbook pages in 2 different categories. I didn’t place in one and won the blue ribbon in the other.”
Burnett departed Overdale in a tutoring position for North Bullitt to be in the office.
“I am loving it although there certainly is a learning curve from elementary school to high school!” she said.