Local Student Art Receives Awards Before State-Level Judging
January 19, 2017 – Three students from Toombs County won prizes for art submitted to Georgia’s Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) Student Design Competition.
Southeastern Technical College, helping to facilitate the statewide competition, received several entries from high schools, which used paint, pencils, markers and more to illustrate the importance and variety of manufacturers in Georgia.
“The MAW Student Design Competition is held every year, and we are very excited about the number of art entries that we received this year,” said Krysta Rushing, STC’s director of marketing and public relations.
All entries to the competition will go on to Atlanta to be judged at the state level, but to drum up interest in the competition, STC offered its own prizes at the regional level: $75 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third.
Southeastern Tech staff finished their judging in January. Their high school winners were Elmer Ivon in first and Rebekah Hilton in second and Hannah Ray in third, all from Vidalia High School.
“We are so impressed by the students that participated in this competition,” said Rushing. “It is great to see students at such a young age take interest in manufacturing.”
MAW was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, celebrated this year on April 24-28, to recognize the contribution of manufacturing to Georgia’s economy.
As an important part of the celebration, the Student Design Competition awards monetary scholarships to winners in three categories based on grade level: K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. First place receives $500, second receives $300, third receives $100 and honorable mentions receive $50. These prizes are given at the MAW Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 27 in Atlanta.
For more information on student activities at Southeastern Tech, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.