January 31, 2014

Three County Students Receive Comptroller’s Maryland Masters Awards

Three Montgomery County students have received Maryland Masters Awards from State Comptroller Peter Franchot in recognition of their “extraordinary artistic skills, reflecting the vision of Maryland’s future” during a ceremony at Newport Mill Middle School in Kensington.

The honorees were: Nicholas Tucker, a fifth grader at Piney Branch Elementary School, who created an undersea scene with a stingray, fish and sea plants; Pauline Turla, an eighth grader at Newport Mill Middle School, used the Adobe Photoshop shape and transform tools to form small fractals for a landscape of trees and mountains; and Adam Anderson, a senior at Winston Churchill High School’s Academy of the Creative & Performing Arts in Potomac, captured the image of a decommissioned railroad engine at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore in a digital photo.

The comptroller initiated the awards program to celebrate the achievements and talents of students from throughout the state enrolled in public schools from kindergarten to 12th grade. The students’ art will be on exhibit for two months at the Comptroller’s Office in Annapolis.

Read more about the program.