AGHS student wins Halo Christmas Art Competition

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15-year old Meeghan Smith of the Antigua Girls High School received top prize in the 7th annual Halo Christmas Art Competition. She was presented with her award at Government House on Wednesday, along with 11 other students.

Governor General, H.E. Sir Rodney Williams delivered brief remarks, in which he noted that there was an almost 10% increase in entries in 2021 when compared with the previous year. “The 3-month Royal Drawing School certification course organised by Halo in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, resulted in the training of 23 teachers across the island in alternative techniques. We are hoping that this will eventually be reflected in both the quality and quantity of art pieces produced by the pupils in our schools”.

Awardees 2021:
7-9 years old:-
First: Annabella Mansoor (St. Nicholas Primary)
Second: Isabella Mansoor (St. Nicholas Primary)
Third: Sophia Butler (St. Nicholas Primary)
10-12 years old:-
First: Annecia Frederick (St. John’s Lutheran)
Second: Jaina Stuart-Young (St. Nicholas Primary)
Third: Amelia Watson (Cobbs Cross)
13-15 years old:-
First: Meeghan Smith – Overall Winner (Antigua Girls High School)
Second: Demarie Molina (Christ the King High School)
Third: Joyce Murray-Watkins (Princess Margaret Secondary)
16-18 years old:-
First: Makaylah Richardson (Antigua State College)
Second: Arian Audain (Antigua State College)
Third: Xinying Zheng (St. Anthony’s Secondary)

Photo L-R:
Vivette Samuel (mother of Meeghan Smith), H.E. Lady Williams, H.E. Sir Rodney Williams and Meeghan Smith (2021 top awardee).