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City Council Honors Art Competition Winners

artcompetitionwinners BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham City Council members recognized the winners of the My Birmingham. My Mayor. And Me. art contest at the meeting on Tuesday, April 17. 

More than 200 students submitted work as part of the competition. Entries by the first, second and third place winners are on display on the third floor of City Hall. Entries by other students may be found at the various branches of the Birmingham Public Library. 

"The arts in our community are extremely important," Mayor Randall Woodfin said. "It's important to invest at an early age in the young people who have talents, to showcase their talents, and to show the community their talents."

City council members honored the following students: 

Grades 3-5:
Zaiderick Hayes from Avondale Elementary
Teacher: Ms. Miller

Grades 6-8:
Jerome Ranes from Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle
Teacher: Mrs. Fountain

Grades 9-12: 
Cardarius Timmons from Huffman High
School Counselor: Mrs. Gloria Giles

Honorable Mention: 
Alexis Armer from P.D. Jackson Olin High School

View photos from the event by visiting the Birmingham City Schools Facebook page.