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Six JP Schools Students Named Finalists for Rau for Art Scholarship

Fisher Middle-High student Skylar Fazende

The Rau for Art Foundation recently announced the finalists for its annual scholarship competition, and JP Schools is well represented.

Of this year’s 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Competition Finalists, six are from JP Schools. Four students from Riverdale High and two from Fisher Middle-High have been named finalists in this annual event that’s open to high school students across the region. Each JP School’s student’s name, school, and award-winning artwork is featured in the images on this page. The works from these finalists can also be seen at the Rau for Art Exhibition in the Royal Gallery at M.S. Rau Antiques.

The theme for the contest was “Create to Motivate”, and required artwork entries to include text. 1st prize will be a $7,500 scholarship or a trip to Italy. The second place winner gets a $3,000 scholarship and the third place winner gets a $1,500 scholarship. Additional funds are also awarded to go towards the school’s art department. Winners will be announced on April 6th, 2019.

Riverdale High student Sara Deleon

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, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and St. Charles Parish high schools.