In anticipation and celebration of the upcoming Martin Luther King holiday, local U.S. Cellular associates joined Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina Halifax Unit today to kick off the Black History Month Art Contest.
U.S. Cellular associates worked with club members to create original 8.5 x 11 pieces of artwork in recognition of influential African-Americans, including historical figures, world leaders, athletes and celebrities.
Ten finalists will then be chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Club based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression.
They will be displayed in U.S. Cellular stores in February, where the Halifax County community will be invited to vote for their favorites.
The top three vote-getters will be announced in March and prizes include $250 for first place, $150 for second and $100 for third.
In the gallery
Photo 1: Adrianna Harvey, left,a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina Halifax Unit, works with Kristen Draughn, retail wireless consultant for U.S. Cellular in Roanoke Rapids, on her entry.
Photo 2: McKenzie Hendricks, right of Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina Halifax Unit, works with Denise Warren, greeter for U.S. Cellular in Roanoke Rapids, on her entry.