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WHS artist wins top state prize

Monday, June 2, 2008

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.

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