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Mar 6, 2013 3:10 PM by Press Release

St. Thomas More Student Named Finalist in Art Contest

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Announces Top 15 Art Contest Finalists
Arts Contest Offers Individual College Scholarships and Awards Totaling $45,000.

WHAT: The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts has announced the top 15 finalists for their 4th Annual Arts Contest, this year in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF). The below 15 finalists were selected by the first round of judges from nearly 600 entries from across the state, making this year its biggest year yet. The selected high school juniors and seniors will share in $45,000 in college scholarships and be featured in a new Louisiana Culinary Heritage cookbook in partnership with the LRAEF.

Scholarships and awards will be presented by celebrity guest judges and chefs at the annual Arts Contest Awards Luncheon on Saturday, March 23 at the Sheraton Hotel New Orleans. For the first time, tickets to the event will be open to the public. Additional information on celebrity judges and ticket information will be available soon.

WHO: 2013 Arts Contest Top 15 Finalists:
Juniors:
Kalli Padgett, St. Thomas More High School, Lafayette
Hailey Dupont, Riverdale High School, Harahan
Dwayne Dominick Jr, DeRidder High School, DeRidder
Alfonso Vaca-Loyola, Airline High School, Bossier City
Tye Anderson, Riverdale High School, Harahan
Seniors:
James Dupont, Riverdale High School, Harahan
Alex Hope Rosenzweig, Riverdale High School, Metairie
Trinity Hartman, Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies, Terrytown
Allyson Sutton, Sterlington High School, Sterlington
Brooke Bourgeois, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans
Rebecca Maples, Denham Springs Freshman High School, Denham Springs
Alexander Richardson, Parkway High School, Bossier City
Kris Kaluba, St. Joseph's Academy, Central
Brianna Despenza, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans
Alexa Holland, Fontainebleau High School, Mandeville

WHY: George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization advocating the importance of the arts in the development of our youth through a variety of art educational programs.

www.georgerodriguefoundation.org

Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting the restaurant industry as a career choice to a current and future workforce. LRAEF offers scholarships and professional development while supporting state-approved foodservice programs. www.lra.org

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