12 students win $3,500 in Art Contest scholarships

Published 1:09 pm Monday, May 2, 2022

Twelve students took home a combined $3,500 in scholarships during the 2022 College Savings Mississippi Art Contest at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

“In these students’ artwork, we saw the beauty of their creativity, but also a snapshot of their dreams,” said State Treasurer David McRae. “I am excited to see where these dreams will take them, and I’m thrilled to help them along with a scholarship from College Savings Mississippi.”

More than 1,700 students competed in the annual contest by drawing pictures of what they want to be when they grow up. First-place winners each received a $500 scholarship in the form of a MACS account. Second-place winners each received a $250 scholarship, and $100 scholarships went to each third-place winner.

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MACS is a Mississippi 529 College Savings plan offered through the Office of the State Treasurer. With MACS, families can open a tax-advantaged savings account for educational expenses. The funds can be applied to tuition at any level, as well as other applicable programs. Detailed information is available at Treasury.MS.gov/MACS.


2022 winners

Early Elementary, Pre-K-Second Grade

First — Brandon Chapman, Flowood Elementary

Second — Allegra Browne, First Presbyterian Day School, Jackson

Third — Atharva Mantri, Northeast Elementary, Meridian

Elementary, Grades 3-5

First — Amaan Joes Jemsheer, Pillow Academy, Greenwood

Second — Hudson Presley, Ida B Wells APAC, Jackson

Third — Abigail Carroll, Ocean Springs Upper Elementary

Middle School, Grades 6-8

First — Abigail Zariah Moore, Oak Grove Middle, Hattiesburg

Second — Jaliyah Bell, Ida B Wells APAC, Jackson

Third — Andre Clay, Ida B Wells APAC, Jackson

High School, Grades 9-12

First — Lilliana Johnson, Harrison Central, Gulfport

Second — Ashton Watson, Starkville Academy

Third — Ella Frances Parker, Saltillo High