West Jones High School art student named Best in Show

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A West Jones High School art student was named Best inShow in the 4th Annual Congressional District Art Show and his work will be ondisplay in Washington, D.C.

The winning mixed media piece by Jared Yelverton,entitled "Cold and Homeless" will hang in the U.S. Capitol tunnel fora year with other best in show winners from around the country.

"I am very deeply touched and I hope that they were rightabout it, because there is a lot of great artist here at West Jones and at theother competing schools, and I am really deeply honored by the award," saidJared Yelverton.

West Jones student Kayla Yates received Best in Showrunner-up and will have her work on display at Congressman Palazzo's districtoffice. Other top honors included:

  • Tanner Jeffers- 1st place
  • Aimee Phillips- 1st place
  • Nakiyah Jordan-2nd place
  • Nathan Crane-2nd place
  • Lauren Stevens- 2nd place
  • Laurel Jones-3rd place

There were also 47 art students from West Jones HighSchool that received additional Congressional certificates. Art teacher LoriHarrison was also honored with a certificate and a flag that was flown over theU.S. Capitol at the request of Congressman Palazzo for her dedicated service toWest Jones.

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