First Lady announces new student artwork to be featured at governor's mansion

First Lady announces new student artwork to be featured at governor's mansion

POSTED: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 5:04am

As a part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today the artwork that was selected for display in Louisiana’s Governor’s Mansion for the month of July. The pieces for this month are winners of the 2012 Environmental Awareness Art & Language Arts Contest.

First Lady Supriya Jindal said, “The 2012 Environmental Awareness Art & Language Arts Contest was themed ‘Louisiana Waters: Protect, Conserve, Enjoy,’ and the winners truly captivated this sentiment in each piece.” Mrs. Jindal continued, “In the pieces displayed this month, Louisiana’s students use their imagination and capabilities to creatively showcase the beauty of our Great State. The artwork truly depicts how important our precious resources are to the people and wildlife that call Louisiana home.”

FEATURED ARTISTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY:

Matthew Bruno—Age 7
Bonne Ecole Elementary, Slidell

Heath McArdle—Age 7
Ceadarwood School, Mandeville

Amber Seal—Age 7
Marigny Elementary School, Mandeville

Ashini Modi—Age 8
South Highland Magnet, Shreveport

Jadeyn Bourque—Age 10
Fenton Elementary, Fenton

Emma Cho—Age 10
Isisdore Newman School, New Orleans

Claire Leming—Age 13
West Feliciana Middle School, St. Francisville

LaShae Duplechain—Age 13
Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, Opelousas

Tyler LaCombe—Age 13
Crowley Middle School, Crowley

E’shia Allen—Age 17
John Curtis Christian School, River Ridge

Tuyen Daug—Age 16
Helen Cox High School, Harvey

J. Cindy Simporios—Age 16
Helen Cox High School, Harvey

In 2008, the Jindal family dedicated this wall of the mansion to children’s artwork. Every month a new group of art is displayed to pay tribute to Louisiana’s young artists. This month, the Mansion is showcasing winners from the 2012 Environmental Awareness Art & Language Arts Contest. The contest, hosted by the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission, had over 750 entries in 4 different age groups. The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission’s mission is to create a comprehensive and balanced environmental education initiative that results in a literate citizenry who will make informed decisions to effectively solve existing problems, prevent new ones and maintain a sustainable environmental for future generations.
                    

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