Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published December 05, 2013

Reminder: Media Advisory: St. Mary’s County Students Named Maryland Masters Award Recipients

St. Mary’s County Students Named Maryland


Masters Award Recipients


- Award Presentation to Honor Three Young Talented Artists -



WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

                        Students Avery Kent, Taylor Bahen and Jessica Burroughs

                        St. Mary’s County Public School officials, staff and parents

                        State and local elected officials



WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will present Maryland Masters Awards to three St. Mary’s County Public School students: Avery Kent, a fourth grader at Evergreen Elementary School, whose still life was inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s sunflower paintings; Taylor Bahen, a seventh grader at Margaret Brent Middle School, who did a one-point perspective of a medieval village; and Jessica Burroughs, a senior at Chopticon High School, who painted a large-scale self-portrait using primary colors to create form through layers of different values of a color.  


The award recognizes young scholars who have displayed extraordinary artistic skills and vision for Maryland’s future. The new award program was initiated to celebrate students’ achievements through the arts and to showcase artwork of students from Kindergarten to 12th grade for two months in the Comptroller’s Office in Annapolis. The St. Mary’s County students’ art also will join a collection of original paintings by one of the Comptroller’s favorite artists, Herman Maril. An American modernist, Maril was born in Baltimore and served as a professor at the University of Maryland for more than 30 years.



WHEN           Today, December 5, 2013

                        10 a.m.



WHERE:       St. Mary’s County Board of Education
23160 Moakley Street

Leonardtown, MD 2065                                


CONTACT:  Barbara Sauers 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)