2022 Youth Art Contest Winners
2022 Youth Art Contest Winners
6/22/2022 9:00:00 AM

More than 500 students across Mississippi participated in the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery’s (NFMH) 2022 Youth Art Contest. Congratulations to the first-place winners:

· Ashlyn McCullough (Category IV, ages 16-19), Homeschool, Hernando

· Claire Rizzo (Category III, ages 12-15), Bayou Academy, Cleveland

· Waverly Renick (Category II, ages 8-11), Homeschool, Clinton

· Bella Tran (Category I, ages 5-7), St. Martin Gifted Center, Biloxi

The artwork of the top three finishers plus honorable mentions in each age group is available for viewing at here. The contest is sponsored by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

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2022 Youth Art Contest Finalists

· Category I: Ages 5-7

· Category II: Ages 8-11

· Category III: Ages 12-15

· Category IV: Ages 16-19

· Honorable Mentions

· Runners Up

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