OCCHS graduate honored for art
Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 12:01 pm
The Messenger 06.07.11
Hope Montgomery, a 2011 graduate of Obion County Central High School, was recently honored as the Obion County winner of the 2011 Eighth District Congressional Art Competition.
The district-wide judging of all county winners was held at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.
Miss Montgomery is the daughter of Bob and Amy Montgomery. Her art teacher at OCCHS was Suzanne Hill.
Her artwork was an acrylic and ink drawing entitled, “There is Hope.” She also won third place in the district competition.
At the county level, second-place honors went to OCCHS student Morgan Quinton, who just completed her junior year, for her charcoal/chalk drawing, “Hip-hop Icon.” Third-place county honors also went to Miss Montgomery for an acrylic and ink painting, “What’s On the Inside,” while honorable mention went to recent graduate Sami Mobley for an acrylic painting, “Red Vase Surrounded by Fruit.”
In the district competition, first-place honors went to Jill Vondy of Dyersburg High School for her conté crayon drawing, “Jaco.”
“The quality of the artwork submitted this year was outstanding and I am extremely proud of each of these young artists and truly hope they will continue to pursue their artistic talent,” Congressman Stephen Fincher said.
Fincher hosted a reception following the judging.
2011 Eighth District Congressional Art Competition, Hope Montgomery, Obion County Central High School