United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore congratulates the winners of the 2019 Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Visual Arts Competition, and all of the students who participated! The works were unveiled, and the winners announced, at Salisbury's Third Friday celebration on May 17. Works by Wicomico County students can be seen at Salisbury Art Space through the end of May. Join us at these upcoming county showcases: Works by Dorchester County students will be on display at the Dorchester Center for the Arts through the end of May.
Works by Worcester County students will be on display at the Art League of Ocean City June 7 & 8. A reception will be held June 7 from 5-7 pm.
Works by Somerset County students will be on display at the Somerset County Arts Council from June 14-30. A reception will be held June 14 from 5-7.
The LSAAVAC was made possible by support from the Wicomico County State's Attorney Wicomico County Sheriff's Department, and in partnership with the Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester County Health Departments. Please contact Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-742-5143, with any questions.
DORCHESTER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS First Place: Madison Pete, Help Me Please North Dorchester High School
Second Place: Da’Mar Nichols, The Last Dose North Dorchester High School
Third Place: Kevin Juarez-Tellegiron, Death Trail North Dorchester High School SOMERSET COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS
First Place: Mandy Chau, Stuck in Addiction Somerset Intermediate School
Second Place: Julienne Geubou, Drugs Destroy Your Life Somerset Intermediate School
Third Place: Gabriel Connell, half & half Somerset Intermediate School SOMERSET COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
First Place: Dixie Merritt, Control Washington High School
Second Place: Alexis Davis, Through the Eyes of an Addict Washington High School
Third Place: Gabbie Taylor, Don’t Get Trapped Crisfield High School & Academy WICOMICO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS
First Place: Giselle Martinez-Castro, Heroin Wicomico Middle School
Second Place: Aiden Snyder, The Danger of Addiction Wicomico Middle School
Third Place: Nia Graves, Addiction Wicomico Middle School WICOMICO COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
First Place: Athena Simms, Two-Face Power Struggle James M. Bennett High School
Second Place: Abreanna Albright, Rotting Heart Wicomico High School
Third Place: Morgan Franklin, Consuming Hands James M. Bennett High School WORCESTER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS
First Place: Shaniya Tull, Untitled Pocomoke Middle School
Second Place: Caleb Horst, Ugly Things Become Beautiful Things Snow Hill Middle School
Third Place: Julia Carlson, Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Most Blessed Sacrament WORCESTER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
First Place: Alexis Kagen, Russian Roulette Snow Hill High School
Second Place: Anayelli Reyes, Opioids Don’t Discriminate Pocomoke High School
Third Place: Natalie Bowden, Pills of Doom Snow Hill High School HONORABLE MENTIONS
Taylor Polk, Untitled Mardela High School
Ce’Airra Davis, Untitled Washington High School
Ivette Pabon, Untitled Mardela High School BEST USE OF PURPLE AWARDS
Colleen Shanahan, In the Shadow of Death Stephen Decatur High School
Lauren Punches, The Rain of Opioids Washington High School
Mackenzie Williams, Impaled by Heroin Snow Hill High School