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2011 Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the junior and senior winners!

On March 26, 2011, GRFA awarded $45,000 in college scholarships and art supplies to 11 high school seniors and five juniors at an award luncheon at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Each winner also received an art gift bag courtesy of David's Art Supply and a signed Blue Dog print from George Rodrigue.

High schol juniors and seniors were asked to create a unique piece of work based on our theme "Speak Out with Art"

These 16 finalists were chosen from 424 entries and 114 cities from across Louisiana!

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1st Place
$6,000 Scholarship

No More
Savannah Bridges
Riverfield Academy
Rayville, LA

2nd Place
$5,500 Scholarship
Bon Appetit
Bethany McCurdy
Chalmette High School
Chalmette, LA
3rd Place
$5,000 Scholarship
Darkness Rising
Samantha Hardy
St. Thomas More
Lafayette, LA
4th Place
$4,500 Scholarship

Miranda Barajas
Founteinbleu High School
Mandeville, LA


5th Place
$4,000 Scholarship
Art Speaks!
Claire Babin
St. Amant High School
St. Amant, LA

6th Place
$3,500 Scholarship

Homeless, Not Hopeless
Amanda Robin
Live Oak High School
Denham Springs, LA

7th Place
$3,000 Scholarship

The New Louisiana Pelican
Casey Langteau
Mount Carmel Academy
New Orleans, LA

8th Place
$2,500 Scholarship

In Our Hands
Catherine Wen
Episcopal High School
Baton Rouge, LA

9th Place
$2,000 Scholarship

The Forgotten Friend
Kynlie Fremin
Brusly High School
Brusly, LA

10th Place
$1,500 Scholarship

Allee du Cancer
Peyton Bowman
St. Joseph's Academy
Baton Rouge, LA

11th Place
$1,000 Scholarship

Andy DeRouen
St. Louis Catholic High School
Lake Charles, LA



1st Place - Junior Category
$1,250 Cash Award

Massive Leak of Dark Horror

Paul Wright
New Orleans, LA

2nd Place - Junior Category
$1,000 Cash Award
A Culture Threatened
Evan Daigle
Lafayette High School
Lafayette, LA

3rd Place - Junior Category
$750 Cash Award

Mother Nature's Paradox
Alaina Proctor
Airline High School
Bossier City, LA


4th Place - Junior Category
$500 Cash Award

Art Fills My Soul
Richie Smith
Sterlington High School
Monroe, LA

5th Place - Junior Category
$250 Cash Award

The Phoenix of Hope
Morgan Maughan
Episcopal High School
Baton Rouge, LA


Student Success
"The GRFA has immensely impacted my art along with my life. People seem to react and appreciate my submission for the foundation. I have offers of people wanting prints of my artwork and, not to sound cheesy and cliche, but opportunity just keeps on knocking. I'm really really appreciative that my art teacher introduced this contest to me and that I decided to be bold by creating something beautiful for this foundation, and to be honored for my creativity! I can't thank to GRFA office and George and Wendy Rodrigue enough for this amazing opportunity that I will always remember and carry proudly with me throughout my creative career."
- Jacob Broussard