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Congressman Bennie Thompson announces art competition winners

GREENVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Wednesday, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced winners of the Second Congressional “Artistic Discovery” Art Competition. Twenty schools participated and 362 pieces of artwork were submitted.

This year’s 1st Place winner is Rahzizi Ishakarah of Power APAC, Jackson, MS. 

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

The other winners are as follows:

  • 2nd Place- Eric Brown (Power APAC)
  • 3rd Place- Halley Brooks (Leake Central)

Honorable Mentions:

  • Tamarius Barnes (Water Valley)
  • Dylan Williams (Riverside)
  • Shakyric Sanders (Terry)
  • Nicole Joy (Clinton)
  • Carigan Sorrels (Riverside)

Also, as a Congressional Art Competition District First Place winner, Rahzizi may be eligible to receive a $3,000 per year scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), should he 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.

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