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DCSS Schools, Students Rack Up Awards at Area Competitions


ALBANY – Dougherty County School System art students brought home several awards from recent art shows and competitions. 

DCSS students performed well at both the Women’s Club Art Show and the Kiwanis Art Show. The Woman's Club Art Competition is a competition open to seniors only. Seniors from each school were allowed to submit one piece to compete locally at a district level, and the pieces have all made it to the state level. 

The Kiwanis Club Competition is an annual event held by our local Kiwanis Club. Students from the following schools participated: Albany Middle, Radium Middle, Robert Cross Middle, Lee East, Lee West, Deerfield-Windsor, The Southwest Georgia Homeschool Association, St. Teresa's Catholic School, Dougherty High Monroe High, and Westover High. Approximately 250 pieces were entered into the competition, and only 39 were selected to be recognized. Of those 39 pieces, 22 belonged to DCSS art students.

The artwork is currently on display at the Albany Museum of Art.

The students recognized where:

Woman’s Club Art Competition:
1st Place: Said Lopez, Dougherty High School

2nd Place: Kennard Norris, Dougherty High School

3rd Place: Laila Harris, Dougherty High School

4th Place: De'jon Young, Dougherty High School

Kiwanis Art Show:

Best in Show 2nd Place- Tania Lamar, Westover High School


2022 Middle School of Distinction: Radium Middle School, (Teacher: Kenosha Gardner)

2022 High School of Distinction: Westover High School (Teachers: Vontressia Cutts and Taneisha Whatley)

Grade-level Winners:

6th Grade:
2nd Place- Jayla Hutchinson, Robert Cross 

7th Grade:
1st Place- Ja'Niyah Andrews, Radium Middle
2nd Place- Zaira Demetrius, Radium Middle
Honorable Mention- Ja'Niyah Andrews, Radium Middle

8th Grade:
2nd Place- Lealoni Scott, Radium Middle
Honorable Mention- Taneisha Preston, Radium Middle

9th Grade:
1st- Charlyn Fox, Westover High

2nd- Dayla Lewis, Westover High

3rd- Charly Fox, Westover High

Honorable Mention- Daisy Alba, Dougherty High 

Honorable Mention- Jayla McCrary, Dougherty High


10th Grade:

2nd Place- Javon Boyd, Dougherty High School

Honorable Mention- Acillia Roberts, Dougherty High

Honorable Mention- Jerlisa Myles, Westover High


11th Grade:

1st- Tyler Miller, Dougherty High School

3rd- Jada Rogers, Westover High School

Honorable Mention- Willie Harris, Monroe High School


12th Grade:

1st Place- Yaz Johnson, Westover High School

3rd- Richard Williams, Westover High School

Honorable Mention- De'jon Young, Dougherty High School

Honorable Mention- Said Lopez, Dougherty High School