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Soroptimists present prizes to art winners

Soroptimists present prizes to art winners


Last Wednesday, September 21, World Day of Peace, students from the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua (SJCM) and the St. Vincent Grammar School (SVGS) were presented with prizes won in an Art competition organized by the local chapter of Soroptimist International.

The competition, organized under the theme “Visions of Peace” was open to students in Forms 1 to 3 of all local secondary schools. But, according to member of the local Soroptimists, Anelle Thomas, although all secondary schools were invited to participate, only two took up the invitation.{{more}}

Despite this, Thomas said she was pleased with the standard of the art work, and hoped that students would learn conflict resolution through the competition. The winning artwork will be sent to Soroptimist International to be included in a book to be published by the organization to raise funds to further their work with Project International, a project which helps Women survivors of war.

All students taking part in the competition were presented with certificates at the presentation ceremony held at the St. Vincent Grammar School library. The winners received monetary prizes to be used to purchase art supplies. They were, 1st, Brett McIntyre of the SJCM, 2nd Enos Thomas of the SVGS and tying for third, Chivaughn Hooper of the SVGS and Luann Knights of the SJCM.

The competition was judged by three recent graduates of the Community College A’level Art programme, Rosemarie Lewis, Leytisha Jack and Abigail Haynes.

Speaking on behalf of the judges, Haynes said that it was a great experience for them as young people to see how other young people who love art interpreted the theme.