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Student artwork selected for mayor’s holiday card contest   

The artwork of six high school students was selected to be used on the mayor of Hampton’s holiday cards.  This is the 12th year Hampton City Schools has participated in the mayor's holiday card contest.  The mayor's office decides on a theme for the upcoming holiday season that represents the City of Hampton.  The cards are sent to area business leaders and are a great way to showcase the talented art students in HCS.

Students at all four high schools are encouraged to translate the theme into a card.  Typically one winning student is picked from each high school to represent the City of Hampton.  

This year the theme was NASA's 100th Anniversary and with so many great entries there were six students chosen from the four high schools. 
The following students provided the following information about their selected artwork.

student artwork, eagle on a moon
Kecoughtan High School

Phoebe Bills 12th grade
(Madeline Brewer – art instructor)

NASA Langley’s 100th Anniversary
July 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their lunar module Eagle on the moon.  They were the first men to step foot on the moon.  The student’s artwork commemorates this achievement through images that symbolize the United States, NASA, and the lunar module.

student artwork, astronaut with coliseum reflection
Kecoughtan High School

Noah Price, 11th grade
(Madeline Brewer – art instructor)

NASA Langley’s 100th Anniversary
This image captures the connection between NASA Langley’s space program and the City of Hampton, VA. The student’s artwork symbolizes the city by reflecting the Hampton Coliseum in the facemask of the astronaut and Hampton’s flag as the arm patch. 

student artwork, space shuttle launch
Bethel High School

Victoria Morgan, 12th grade
(Ai Choo Ashe – art instructor)

NASA Langley’s 100th Anniversary
This image captures the moment a space shuttle is launched into space.  Since 1981, the manned space shuttle program has flown 135 missions and contributed to our understanding of space to include cutting edge research projects and building the largest structure in space, the International Space Station.

student artwork, hands surrounding the planets
Bethel High School

Haley Ullery, 11th grade
(Rachel Lehner – art instructor)

NASA Langley’s 100th Anniversary
This image represents how perfect our space is and reflects on NASA’s 100th year anniversary. Each planet represents a specific constellation symbolizing the strengths of the NASA space program.  The grey hands show diversity and are spread open to welcome new discoveries and symbolize the wide world we live in.

student artwork, spacecraft and Saturn
Phoebus High School

Diana McDavis, 12th grade
(William Hakanson – art instructor)

NASA Langley’s 100th Anniversary
This image captures the Voyager 1 space probe.  Launched in September 1977 this year celebrates its 40th anniversary.  In 2012, the Voyager 1 spacecraft made historic entry into interstellar space and still sends scientific information about its surroundings back to NASA.

student artwork, Hidden Figures
Hampton High School

Mohammad Issa, 12th grade
(Roxanne Brown – art instructor)

NASA Langley’s 100th Anniversary
This is an image of Katherine Johnson, a Hampton resident and one of the NASA mathematicians featured in the book and movie Hidden Figures.  She said her greatest contribution to space exploration was the calculations that helped synch Project Apollo’s lunar lander with the moon-orbiting command and service module.

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