WCU Hosts High School Art Competition
Hattiesburg, Miss., February 14, 2013 - William Carey University hosted the Fourth Annual High School Art Competition in the Lucile Parker Gallery on February 9. The exhibition gave area high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to showcase their talents and compete for scholarships. Forty-one students from the following high schools participated in the competition: Christian Home Educators of Hattiesburg, Northeast Jones High School, South Jones High School and West Jones High School. Tommie Rogers, registrar for the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, judged the competition. The event was co-directed by Chatham Meade Kemp, WCU art instructor, and Dr. Read Diket, WCU professor of art and education.
Lindsay Goble, a senior from West Jones High School, won Best in Show for her piece “The Evenstar.” Harley Perdue, a senior from Northeast Jones High School, won first place for her piece “Passion.” Destyni West, a junior from West Jones High School, won second place for her piece “Still Life,” and Katy Mattison, a senior also from West Jones High School, won third place for her piece “The Creature.” WCU scholarships were given to all winners.
In addition, the following students received Honorable Mention awards: Summer Deloach, West Jones High School, for “Bottles;” Justin Little, West Jones High School, for “House in the Woods;” Stormy Newsome, West Jones High School, for “Still Life;” Karlee Reeves, West Jones High School, for “Old Truck;” Heather Marie Satcher, Christian Home Educators of Hattiesburg, for “Sweet Siblings,” and Tabitha Wade, West Jones High School, for “Sea Turtle.”
“Our aim with this exhibition is to recognize the voices of young artists by contributing to their higher education and by hosting an exhibit that shows a diversity of talent,” Kemp said.