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Press Release: CONGRESSMAN THOMPSON ANNOUNCES WINNER OF MISSISSIPPI’S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VIRTUAL ART COMPETITION

June 3, 2020
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                                  Contact: Stephanie Booker

June 3, 2020                                                                                                                                    601-866-9003

 

Press Release: CONGRESSMAN THOMPSON ANNOUNCES WINNER OF MISSISSIPPI’S 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VIRTUAL ART COMPETITION

Bolton, MS – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced winners of the 2020 Second Congressional “Artistic Discovery” Virtual Art Competition. There were 2 schools that participated and 48 pieces of artwork. This year’s 1st Place winner is Moriah Roland of Power APAC located in Jackson, Mississippi. I would like to extend my congratulations to Moriah and the Power APAC’s Art Program for placing number 1 in this year’s competition.

The 1st Place winner along with one other person may be eligible to receive round trip accommodations to Washington D. C. at a date to be determined to compete with the other Congressional Art Competition winners. In addition, her entry will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel for the period of one year.

The other winners are as follows:

  • 2nd Place- Trey Peters – Riverside High School
  • 3rd Place- Moriah Roland – Power APAC

 

Honorable Mentions:

  • Liz Hawkins – Power APAC
  • Sarah Demus – Power APAC
  • Ethan McKnight – Riverside High School
  • Alyssa Rochell – Riverside High School
  • Summer Griffin – Power APAC

 

Also, as a Congressional Art Competition District First Place winner, Moriah may be eligible to receive a $3,000 per year scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), should she apply and be accepted for enrollment. Accepted students may be eligible for additional scholarships based on their academic credentials, documented awards and recognition, extracurricular activities, volunteer or professional experience, and talents.

 

For more information call Ms. Ashley Beale at 662-335-9003.