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photo of Zane Peters holding his winning painting.

Phoebus High School student wins Sister Cities of Hampton 2016 Young Artists Showcase

Zane Peters, a senior at Phoebus High School, was chosen as the first place winner of the “2016 Sister Cities of Hampton Young Artists Showcase.” Peters’ artwork titled, “The Chieftain,” is an imaginative depiction of this year’s theme, “Peace through People,” which commemorates the 60th anniversary of Sister Cities International.  

Dr. Vivian Griese, Hampton City Schools fine arts curriculum leader, stated, “We are proud to partner with Sister Cities in supporting this extraordinary art opportunity for our students. Zane Peters’ piece is indicative of the thought and artistic talent that Hampton City Schools students possess. We are hopeful that his piece will be recognized for its outstanding artistic and interpretative qualities.”

Brittany Foster, president of Sister Cities of Hampton and teacher at Eaton Middle School, presented Peters with a $200 check for placing first in the local competition. His artwork will be sent to the Sister Cities International headquarters in Washington, D.C. to compete against other visual art entries from all over the United States.

Foster stated, “Hampton City Schools produced first place national visual arts winners in both 2012 and 2015. Peters’ artwork is impressive and he will represent Hampton quite well in the national competition for the first place prize of $1,000.”

The first place national winner’s artwork will embark on a year-long tour hosted by local sister cities throughout the United States.

For more information about Sister Cities International, Sister Cities of Hampton, and the Young Artists and Authors Showcase, visit  www.sistercities-hamptonva.org


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