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CHS senior Hailey Jackson earns first place, Best in Show in art competition

Competition awards include
cash prize, scholarship

A Carrollton High School senior continues to be recognized for her artistic talents, with her latest awards including a first place honor and Best in Show, presented at the Hughston Foundation Art Gala Nov. 10. 

CHS art teacher Jake Richardson said Hailey Jackson is the most talented student he has taught in his 17 years of teaching, noting her continued accolades are also a result of her insightful creativity and attention to detail.

“I am so appreciative of her hard work and willingness to put her artwork out there,” said Richardson. “Hailey's future is bright in the visual arts and beyond.”

The Hughston Foundation competition, supporting the renowned Houston Clinic in Columbus,  “unmasks the exciting world of art and science,” according to its website. This competition is familiar to Hailey, who picked up a second place honor last year.

This year’s awards include a cash prize of $1,500 for earning first place at the high school level and a $1,000 scholarship to Columbus State University. For her Best in Show honor, her painting will be displayed at the Bo Bartlett Center in Columbus in December.