Centennial High School had a strong showing at the Georgia National Fair Youth Art Contest, at the Georgia National Fair last month. The contest is a juried art exhibit, with judges selecting which works are to be shown, and thousands are entered in every category. The judge or panel of judges usually select the prize winners as well. Centennial students have competed in this exhibition for over 15 years and have placed every year. “Just showing at the Georgia National Fair is a big deal,” said John Riggins, AP art teacher. “To place in the Georgia National Fair means that the students’ work was at the top of their category, often with hundreds of works in the competition for that specific category. I couldn’t be more proud of these students on their endeavors.” Out of 50 works submitted this year, six students in the Centennial art program placed at the fair. Among them, Karis Wang took first place in 9-10th grade pen and ink drawing for her work titled, “Living in Vein.” This work also earned the Youth Georgia Award of Excellence, the Youth Art Best in Category Award and the Bank of Perry Youth Art Merit Award.
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