Douglas High art student wins state VFW contest
Douglas High School student Nate Gardner is the Nevada state winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual Patriotic Art Contest.
Nate was the first-place winner in the Topaz Post and Ladies Auxiliary’s local contest. His colorful art work, which depicts the Statue of Liberty, George Washington, an eagle and a U.S. space shuttle with red, white and blue flowing around the black background, has been sent to the national committee in Kansas City, Mo., for judging.
First prize at the national level is $3,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to be honored at the national VFW conference, said Jacqui Mobley of the VFW Auxiliary #3630.
Second place winner at the national level will be awarded $2,000; third, $1,500; fourth, $1,000; and fifth, $500.
Twenty Douglas High students entered the contest. Second place was won by Bonnie Lee and third, Katie Yochum.
“Douglas High has very good artists. We appreciate Nancy Bargman, the art teacher, for all her cooperation in getting the students to do this for us,” said Mobley.
Winners at the post and state level were given cash awards, Mobley said.