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Artistic inspiration spans decades

March 30, 2014

Daniel Malicki, art teacher at Whitko High School, is celebrating a tradition of artistic success. Cole Eberly, a student at WHS, recently won a national award for his drawing, and is added to a long list of national winners from the school. Malicki, left, is pictured giving instruction to two art students, Jenny Brown (center) and Abby Marshall.

SOUTH WHITLEY — As a child, art projects were a common family activity for Daniel Malicki, of South Whitley.

His father, Wally, was the art teacher at Whitko High School, so it seemed only natural that painting, drawing and other artistic elements would a part of Malicki’s childhood.

Now, Malicki’s day-to-day routine still incorporates brushes, pencils and paints, but it is more than a hobby — it’s a passion.

Malicki is in his second year teaching art to students at Whitko High School. He picked up the position when his father retired, after 35 years of teaching at WHS.

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