PILOT MOUNTAIN — On June 11, Pilot Mountain Memorial Post 9436 honored a young lady for her award in the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest.
The visual art contest is open to high school students, and is judged on originality, design technique, patriotism expressed, and overall impact of the work. With 3,443 pieces submitted in this year’s competition, more than $134,000 in youth scholarships were awarded nation wide.
As the winner that represented Post 9436 in the state portion of the contest, certificates and monetary awards were presented to Kaitlyn Ingram by Ladies Auxiliary President Margie Nichols and VFW Commander Harlan Hawks. In addition to winning the local contest, Ingram took second place in the state.
A rising senior at Calvary Christian School in King and resident of Rural Hall, Ingram takes private art lessons in Clemmons.
“This was my first project in pencil,” she said, explaining that it took her 24 hours to complete.