Villages-News.com | Staff Report | June 7, 2020
A Villages Charter School student enjoyed a third-place showing in a Congressional art contest.
Naomi Stevenson of The Villages Charter School took third place in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition winners for Florida District 11. Students from 10 schools across the district participated in this year’s competition depicting “The Wonders of Florida.”
“The judges and I were in awe of the overwhelming amount of quality artwork submitted by 61 exceptionally talented high school students,” said Congressman Daniel Webster. “Every year, I am blown away by the talented student artists I meet through this program. I am pleased to be a part of encouraging the next generation of artistic talent. Art enriches our lives and art education promotes skills that equip children for future success.
“I congratulate our 2020 Art Competition winners and look forward to showcasing their art in D.C. and my offices! I applaud every student who participated, and I want to extend my sincere appreciation to the art teachers, administrators and parents who supported the contest and are working to ensure that the next generation of artists is able to flourish and enrich our community.”
Individual county winners included:
- Mya J. Resto of Lake Weir High School, in Marion County
- Madeleine Reed of Tavares High School, in Lake County
- Abigail Koubek of The Villages Charter High School, in Sumter County
- Kayla Dibble of Weeki Wachee High School, in Hernando County
- Elizabeth Holmes of Lecanto High School, in Citrus County
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