Virginia Bird was the recipient of a first place award in a patriotic art competition sponsored by the VFW and VFW Auxiliary. Those attending the awards presentation included (front, let to right) Vanessa Reusch - Auxiliary member and past competition participant, who earned third place in state competition; Virginia Bird; Wilma Porter, Auxiliary member; and Nathan Evans, art teacher; (back, left to right) Richard Waterbury, VFW member; and Dutch Robbins, VFW member. Photo by Ken Ross
Virginia Bird, a recent graduate of Washington High School, has taken first place in a state contest of patriotic art sponsored by the VFW and VFW Auxiliary.
Bird qualified for state competition by winning first place in local competition. She received a $50 prize from the local VFW and Auxiliary and a $500 check from the state organization. The painting has been sent on for judging in national competition.
Bird's art instructor at WHS has been Nathan Evans.