FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Winners Announced in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System Student

“Spring Arts Extravaganza” Competition

 

 

Winston-Salem, NC  (March 26, 2018) – Hundreds of students, faculty,  relatives and art lovers attended the annual Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System Student “Spring Arts Extravaganza” at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem.

 

Arts Extravaganza is sponsored by Modern Automotive in collaboration with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. Modern Automotive’ s “Artists of the Future” contest winners and certificate recipients were announced at the opening reception. It  is one of the region’s largest and most popular art shows and features the best artwork from elementary, middle schools and high schools in the system, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

 

WINNERS

 

Elementary:

 

Winner – Abria Reese, 1st grade, Gibson Elementary (teacher-Sue Bruce)

Honorable Mention – Lola Gannon, 5th grade, Mineral Springs Elementary (teacher-Teresa Wiles)

 

Middle School:

 

Winner  – Getzamany Molina, 8th grade, Flat Rock Middle (teacher-Dudley Smith)

Honorable Mention – Faith Garner, 8th grade, Kernersville Middle (teacher-Sarah Young)

 

High School:

 

Winner – Heather Sigmon, 11th grade, West Forsyth  (teacher-Nathan Newsome)

Honorable Mention – Madison Nichols, 11th grade, Reagan  (teacher-Jennifer Willard)

 

Modern Automotive awarded Sawtooth School scholarships valued at $250 to winners in each division along with a family membership to Sawtooth.  In addition, the students will appear in a TV commercial for the company.  Runners up received student memberships in the Sawtooth School. The art teachers of the three winners will receive certificates to purchase supplies at Dick Blick Art Materials.

 

Winston-Salem, known as a City of Arts and Innovation, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play.  Forsyth County’s nonprofit arts industry supports 5,559 full time equivalent jobs; accounts for more than $129 million in resident household income, and generates more than $14.8 million in local and state tax revenues. 

 

For additional information, please contact

Devon MacKay

The Arts Council

336.747.1417

dmackay@intothearts.org

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