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PHS Senior Wins Statewide Art Contest
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Tahje Thomas, Web Coordinator

Paulsboro High School would like to congratulate senior, Ms. Allison Coyle for her achievement in winning first place in the statewide "Patriotism in Art" contest, sponsored by the National VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  Her and her painting will now join the national contest where the grand prize is a $10,000 scholarship. Allison's painting went up against over 100 entires throughout the state and hers was voted #1.

Allison has this to say about her Patriotism Art Work: 

"For my entry to the patriotism contest, I did an acrylic painting.  The focal point of the painting is an American Bald Eagle, the symbol of our nation, who has the 13 red and white stripes of the American flag in the place of his tail feathers.  Behind him is the U.S. Constitution, Statue of Liberty, and the New York City skyline, focused in on the new One World Trade Center.  I chose to show the city at dusk to show that our country is like a phoenix rising from the ashes, and to freeze it at that moment in time because the sun never sets on freedom.  You may also notice that behind the Bald Eagle there are 50 stars in the sky, representing our 50 states.  To anyone else, this would look like a random collection of things.  But to an American, each item represents freedom and patriotism." 

On behalf of all the Paulsboro Public School Family, we would like to congratulate Allison on this remarkable achievement, and wish her the best of luck as her and her work of art compete in the national contest. 

Also, at the county level, students Victoria Yourgevidge won 2nd place and Sarah Taylor won 3rd place.

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