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Dulce Zelaya, a senior at Downey High School, won first place in Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard’s annual art competition, it was announced today.
Zelaya said she was encouraged to enter the contest by her art teacher, Darrelle Nikaj. The winning artwork was created with pastels and is her interpretation “of the uncertainty that one’s future holds and of the development of that future.”
Second place went to Brandi Kim, also a senior at Downey High. She won with a scratchboard piece titled “Curious.”
For winning first place, Zelaya receives a $1,000 scholarship, $200 for art supplies, and a trip to Washington, D.C. for herself and a parent to attend the June 25th national exhibit opening (along with $500 for travel expenses).
Kim receives a $750 scholarship and $175 for art supplies.
Both artworks will be displayed at the 500 Building at the Citadel Outlets through May 23.