Pippa Leigh places first in CT for creative patriotic art; Attends Memorial Day events

Leigh places first for patriotic art

Convent of the Sacred Heart senior Pippa Leigh won first place in the state of Connecticut for the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest through the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Pippa’s piece was mixed-media using watercolour, oil, acrylic, collage, and charcoal using the symbol of poppies above the silhouettes of soldiers

Pippa’s artwork, created in her AP Studio Art Class, was forwarded along with the other state-winning entries to Ladies Auxiliary National headquarters in Kansas City for the final judging on May 11, 2015. Pippa’s work was one of the 51 Connecticut entries in the national competition, with more than 10,000 students entered from around the country.

Each entry was judged on the originality of concept, presentation, and patriotism expressed; content of how it relates to patriotism and clarity of ideas; the design technique; total impact of work; and uniqueness. Pippa’s piece was mixed-media using watercolour, oil, acrylic, collage, and charcoal using the symbol of poppies above the silhouettes of soldiers.

Earlier in the year Pippa had also won the Connecticut District 1 “Voice of Democracy Contest” with her speech on why veterans are important to our nation’s history and future through the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Here is Pippa’s winning speech:

American flagLeigh attends Memorial Day events

Pippa Leigh, Miss Hockanum Valley 2015, part of the Miss America Organization will be attending two events this Memorial Day weekend.

The Glenville parade starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday May 24. She will march with the other dignitaries. The form-up for the parade is at 4:3 p.m. on Walker Ct at Glenville Street. The ceremony is adjacent to the Glenville Fire Station at 266 Glenville Road right after the brief parade. Pippa will give a speech, as the  2015 Voice of Democracy District 1 first place winner on Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.

If you miss her speech on Sunday evening, join in on the Old Greenwich Memorial Day Parade that will take place on Monday morning, May 25, at 10 a.m. Following the parade, Pippa will give her speech at Binney Park in Old Greenwich.

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