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LEAD Student Contest Winners Announced

February 11, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications

Tampa, Fla. – (February 11, 2016) – Nine students have been announced as winners of the LEAD contest. LEAD (Learn, Empower, Advocate, Dream) is a student contest in celebration of Black History Month. 

Students in grades 3-12 were challenged to create an artistic interpretation expressing how he or she is inspired by a local black leader. The students entered in three different categories: Literature, Performance, and Visual Arts. 

The winners of this prestigious contest will be honored at a reception at the Tampa Museum of Art on Monday, February 15, at 6:00 p.m. The Tampa Museum of Art is located at 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa.

Media interested in talking to any of the winners, to find out why they chose the individual who inspires them, should contact the Communications Office at (813) 272-4060.


Division School Winner
Intermediate Bryant ES Ainsley Amendola
Middle Progress Village MS Kenda Sheppard
High Robinson HS Kyle Johnson



Division School Winner
Intermediate Hammond ES Logan Waddington
Middle Orange Grove MS Emani Howard
High Hillsborough HS Jenna Callison


Visual Arts

Division School Winner
Intermediate Mintz ES Domanic Betancourt
Middle Progress Village MS Riley Tubbs
High Blake HS Daiana Gonzalez-Videla


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