Each year Coushatta’s VFW Auxiliary conducts a local Patriotic Art Contest among local school children. The local first place finisher advances to district, state, and possibly national competitions.
The 2021 winner is Taylor Boulas, a senior at Red River High. His creation is “Caught My Eye” in color pencil and marker.
Boulas’ creation also caught the eye of judges at the VFW Department of Louisiana (state level), and it is being forwarded to the national level competition.
Department entries in the National Contest will be judged at National Headquarters and winners announced July 30. The contest, sponsored annually by the #VFWAuxiliary, recognizes up-and-coming artists and encourages patriotism in youth.
Boulas’ entry is eligible for a total of $31,500 in national scholarships to be awarded to ten (10) students with the first-place national winner receiving a $15,000 scholarship.
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