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Nine of 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Finalists are from JPPSS

Fisher Middle-High student Desiree Camus

The Rau for Art Foundation recently announced the finalists for its annual scholarship competition, and the Jefferson Parish Public School System is well represented.

Of this year’s 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Competition Finalists, nine are from JPPSS. Five students from Fisher Middle-High and two students each from Riverdale High and Thomas Jefferson High have been named finalists in this annual event that’s open to high school students across the region. Each JPPSS student’s name, school, and award-winning artwork is featured in the images on this page.

Fisher Middle-High student Rylie Brown

The works from these finalists can also be seen at the Rau for Art Exhibition until April 1 in the Royal Gallery at M.S. Rau Antiques. The first place winner receives a $7,500 scholarship with an option to study in Italy, as well as $500 to that school’s art department. The second place winner gets a $3,000 scholarship and the third place winner gets a $1,500 scholarship.

A record 147 student entries from 16 schools in the Greater New Orleans area were received for the 2016-17 scholarship competition. Students were asked to creatively explore their aspirations and dreams.

Rau for Art was founded by M.S. Rau Antiques  to give back to the community. The foundation provides scholarship money to students in Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and St. Charles Parish high schools.