Mayor David Ham joined UScellular to announce the three winners of its eighth annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County at a celebration held today the Club located at 1401 Royall Ave.
Public voting for the finalists’ art was available online, and the winning artists were awarded gift cards in the following amounts:
· Nichole Harris received $250 for 1st Place
· Jeremiah Hensley received $150 for 2nd Place
· Khalaya Miller received $100 for 3rd Place.
In recognition of influential Black STEM icons, Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County members were encouraged to create original pieces of artwork of important historical figures, world leaders, scientists and educators who have made vital contributions to the world of STEM.
“I’m pleased to join UScellular and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County in recognizing these talented young artists,” said David Ham, mayor of Goldsboro. “I hope this project will inspire more young people to become interested in STEM and STEM-related careers.”
Ten finalists were chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Club based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression. Public voting for the finalists was made available online throughout the month of February. In addition, the finalists’ artwork was digitally displayed in UScellular’s Goldsboro location at 803 North Berkeley Blvd.
“Working with Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County to celebrate Black History Month and to highlight the achievements of Black STEM icons such as Dr. Marie Daly, Dorothy Vaughn and George Washington Carver has been extremely gratifying,” said Brett Lancaster, Goldsboro store manager for UScellular. “The creativity that Club members displayed in their artwork was inspiring and we congratulate our participants and winners in this year’s contest.”
Since 2009, the company has donated more than $22.6 million along with countless experiences and technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country. Additionally, through its After School Access Project, UScellular has pledged up to $13 million in hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet in its markets.
For more information about UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to https://newsroom.uscellular.com/community/.