This week, 56 student artists were recognized at the Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) 2021-2022 Visual Arts Awards Program held at the H.V. Brown Hall at the Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni Center.
Christy White, WCPS Title IV Enrichment Facilitator, welcomed the students, parents, and educators in attendance. Georgia Dees, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Wayne County was the keynote speaker. Following her remarks, the award-winning artists were introduced, while Dr. David Lewis (WCPS Superintendent) and Dr. Carol Artis (Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction) presented the student artists with trophies and certificates.
Superintendent’s Choice Art
Grades K-5 Division
Grades 6-8 Division
Grades 9-12 Division
Spring Creek Elementary
Mayra Mejia Velasquez,
Spring Creek Middle
Charles B. Aycock High
Andrea P. Mullis
Carver Heights Elementary
Spring Creek High
Elijah Hall - Edgewood Community Developmental School
Mason Reeves - Northeast Elementary
The Superintendent’s Choice Art selections are displayed for a year along the hallways of the WCPS Administrative Offices, located at 2001 E. Royall Avenue.
Other Art Awards
Superintendent’s Holiday Card
Audrey Johnson - Spring Creek Elementary
Wayne UNC Health Care
Holiday Card Division Winners
Addison Hill - Tommy’s Road Elementary (Elementary Division)
Hailey Garcia - Norwayne Middle (Middle School Division)
Allie Wall – Charles B. Aycock High (High School Division)
Goldsboro Downtown Lions Club
Peace Poster Contest - 1st Place
Lauren Merkley - Norwayne Middle
Cape Lookout National Seashore Exhibit
Joshua Harris, Josie Howell, Shelore Miller, Brilee McDaniel, Cora Collins, Benjamin Baynes, Kayden Johnson, & Jaylah Myles – Rosewood Elementary
Fourteen students received an Honorable Mention in the Superintendent’s Choice Art Category, nine students were runners-up in the Holiday Card Categories, and one student earned second place in the Lion’s Club Peace Poster Contest.
Southern Wayne High’s Saint Sound, under the direction of Jason Cox, provided the evening’s entertainment. WCPS Testing Coordinator, Justin Bruyer, served as the emcee.