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These are the first-place winners in the 2013 Mount Vernon City Schools Japanese-inspired art and poetry contest. From left, Jack Welter, elementary haiku; Madalynn Costsamire, second/third grade art; Chloe Dailey, fourth-grade art; and Cana Yost, high school haiku or tanka poetry. Not available for photo: Ian Witaker, fifth-grade art.
These are the first-place winners in the 2013 Mount Vernon City Schools Japanese-inspired art and poetry contest. From left, Jack Welter, elementary haiku; Madalynn Costsamire, second/third grade art; Chloe Dailey, fourth-grade art; and Cana Yost, high school haiku or tanka poetry. Not available for photo: Ian Witaker, fifth-grade art. (Photo by Virgil Shipley) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
May 7, 2013 11:28 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — The judges had a difficult time this year judging hundreds of amazing entries in the 2013 Japanese-inspired art and poetry contest, but completed their task and selected the top three winners in each category.

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Those talented students were recognized in a brief ceremony May 3 in the high school theater lobby. Cash prizes were awarded by Janet Stucky Smith, assistant director of the Ohio State University Institute for Japanese Studies, which co-sponsors the competition and provides the prizes.

A special guest at the ceremony was Veronica Abraham, who, in 2007, came in third in one of the first-ever Japanese-influenced art contests held in Mount Vernon. The next year, she won first place.

 

 

 

 

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