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Visual arts students participate in spring shows and competitions

This has been a busy spring for visual arts students in Hampton City Schools. They have participated in many art shows and contests.

Sister Cities of Hampton’s Young Artist Contest

The Sister Cities theme this year was “Global Citizens: Resilient Communities.”  The local winner’s work is submitted to the national contest and the winner is notified in the summer of 2019.

Hannah Painter of Bethel High School was the winner and received $200 from the local chapter. Her work is going on to national competition.

Catherine Brignoni of Bethel High School was recognized as exemplary and received a monetary award for her artwork.


This high school student juried exhibition was held May 4-26, 2019, at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. Over 300 student works of art from Peninsula regional high school students were submitted to the show and approximately 60 were chosen to be included in this juried exhibition. 

Bethel High School had two students’ work selected for inclusion in the show: 

Catherine Brignoni - Self Portrait, acrylic
Dartanian Howard, Jr. - Weaving is Hard, photograph

Women’s Club Art Show

The Women’s Club annually hosts a visual arts contest and reception for middle and high school art students.  The following students had their work selected as winners at this year’s show:

Middle School Winners:

First Place - Hailey Nguyen, Spratley Gifted Center
Second Place - Audrey Rosonet, Spratley Gifted Center
Third Place - Makayla Cherry, Eaton Fundamental Middle School
Honorable Mention - Hannah Presgraves, Spratley Gifted Center

High School Winners:

Best in Show - Yusiah Jauhari, Hampton High School
First Place - Julia Campbell, Kecoughtan High School
Second Place - Brianna Johnson, Kecoughtan High School
Third Place - Dartanian Howard, Jr., Bethel High School
Honorable Mention - Destiny Stellander, Hampton High School
Honorable Mention - Heather Banks, Kecoughtan High School
Honorable Mention - Grana Ali, Hampton High School
Honorable Mention - Subira Mbaruku, Hampton High School
Bobby ScottCongressional Art Contest

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Hampton City Schools had the following winners:

*  Congresswoman Elaine Luria competition
Peninsula Winner - Faith Strickland, Kecoughtan High School, “Baby Faces”

*  Congressman Bobby Scott competition
Second Place - Olivia Crothers, Hampton High School
Third Place - Jasmine Small, Kecoughtan High School
Honorable Mention - Catherine Brignoni, Bethel High School

Virginia School Boards Association Art Contest

The following students had their work submitted to this contest to represent the Hampton School Board.

High School - Olivia Crothers, Hampton High School
Middle School - Angelica Comer, Lindsay Middle School
Elementary School - Isabella Tran, Forrest Elementary School

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