Bates students were excited  to receive a shout-out by author and artist Dallas Clayton. After studying several artists including Dallas Clayton , an American author and illustrator best known for his children’s works in the Awesome Book series,  Jessica Millwood’s students at Bates Middle School created work in the artist’s style on the sidewalks of Bates. Pictures were placed on social media via the student ran Bantam Buzzfeed  along with hashtags. Much to the surprise of  the students  Dallas Clayton himself  gave the Bates students a “shout out”  on his Instagram page.    Link to article in The Sumter Item,289941