Winners announced in U.S. Cellular’s 12th Annual Black History Month Art Contest

WINNERS – from left: 3rd Place Ryan Vazquez-Ayala, 2nd Place McKenna Ramsey, 1st Place Tyler Turner, and also in 2nd Place (standing in for winner Harley Oldham) is Kristen Nash, Shawsville unit director.

Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea joined U.S. Cellular to announce the winners of its 12th annual Black History Month Art Competition with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia at a celebration at the club on March 8.

In January, club members created original pieces of artwork in recognition of influential African-Americans, including business people, athletes, historical figures and celebrities. The 10 finalists’ art was displayed in U.S. Cellular stores during the month of February, where the Roanoke, Salem, Christiansburg and Rocky Mount communities voted for their favorites.

The winning artists were awarded the following prizes:
È possibile inoltre acquisto viagra senza ricetta in Italia in modo semplice confrontando i prezzi online, quindi ottenerlo con un buon prezzo. Tyler Turner, received $500 for 1st Place for a portrait of Ray Charles, was also the first place winner last year and tied for 3rd Place the previous year! Tyler attends Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke.

In a tie for 2nd Place: Harley Oldham, attends Shawsville Middle School in Christiansburg received $100 for a portrait of Michael Jackson; McKenna Ramsey, attends Christiansburg Middle School received $100 for a drawing of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad; Ryan Vazquez-Ayala, attends Christiansburg Middle School received $100 for a drawing of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It’s such a privilege to showcase the time, creativity and talent that came through in these kids’ artwork that was displayed in the stores during the month of February for Black History Month,” said Bertram Daniels, area sales manager at U.S. Cellular. “Celebrating with the Boys & Girls Club youth was a great way to honor our country’s diversity and commemorate African-American icons both past and present.”

No Purchase Necessary. Entrants who are minors must have parental consent to participate in the Contest. Official Contest Rules, including full entry details and Finalist and Winner selection criteria/voting are available by email request to the Media Contact named below.

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