Courtney Johnston of Hidden Valley High School is among five students honored in an art contest sponsored by Del. Greg Habeeb, R-Salem.
Her artwork will hang in the General Assembly Building during the upcoming legislative session.
Habeeb issued this release about the contest:
The winners, selected from Elementary, Middle and High School and from Montgomery, Craig and Roanoke Counties, as well as the City of Salem, are:
• Serena Fick – 4th Grade – G.W. Carver Elementary School
• Garrett East – 5th Grade – Eastern Montgomery Elementary School
• Willow Pope – 5th Grade – Fort Lewis Elementary
• Alexxa Forrester – 8th Grade – Craig County Middle School
• Courtney Johnston – 12th Grade – Hidden Valley High School
Commenting on the results of the art contest, Delegate Habeeb said:
“I would like to congratulate the winners on their excellent artwork. They have demonstrated creativity and ability that should make our region proud. I would like to thank all the students who submitted art. Every piece in some way captured the beauty of Virginia whether it was from our rich historical heritage to the beauty of our environment. We are all very lucky to call Virginia home.
“I would also like to thank the parents, teachers and administrators who encouraged these students to submit their artwork. We should continue to encourage and uplift our students to grow academically, athletically and creatively. The arts are an integral part of a well-rounded education and I’m proud to showcase the artistic ability of students in our region.”
The winning artwork will hang in the General Assembly Building in Richmond during the upcoming legislative session.