September 14, 2010 // Local

Two Saint Joseph’s High School seniors take top spots in art contest

Melissa Macellari’s banner is shown in this photo.

SOUTH BEND — The South Bend Museum of Art sponsored a contest last spring, which was open to the entire community. Drawings were submitted for consideration in the Festival of Banners. Winners recreated their drawings on fabric and those banners are currently on display throughout the downtown South Bend area. They not only added a colorful element to the popular Art Beat Event but will remain on display until Oct. 8 for all to see.

Patmala Boondej’s banner is shown in this photo.

Of all the entries chosen, a panel of jurors then selected the top three winners in each category — adult, teen and youth. In the teen division, Saint Joseph’s High School senior Melissa Macellari was named the first-place winner and Patmala Boondej, also a senior, was the second-place winner. The theme “happy heART” is depicted in their banners.

In addition to having their artwork on display, each was given a cash award, a one-year membership to the South Bend Museum of Art, and one free art class. Twenty Saint Joseph’s students had entries that were also chosen to be displayed.

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