Young Sioux Falls artist recognized for work with endangered species

Published: Apr. 6, 2018 at 9:28 PM CDT
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She is a Sioux Falls artist whose work is having a real impact worldwide and she is only in 5th grade.

Tonight at the Washington Pavilion, Bria Neff was awarded an engraved silver medallion by Prudential Insurance as at of their "Spirit of Community Awards".

Bria paints pictures of endangered animals then sells them and gives the proceeds to groups working to save those species. To date, her work has raised $13,000. "I love to draw and paint so I thought I could do something that I love and help save endangered species."

Another award; Bria is going to Washington D-C later this month to be recognized in the nation's capitol. She also won $1,000.