Four Orangefield High School students were announced as winners in the Young Audiences Art and Literature Contest. Young Audiences is a non-profit organization that provides quality performances by artists, storytellers and performance artists of various kinds to any school in Jefferson, Hardin, or Orange Counties. They held their annual Art and Literature contest recently and accepted entries from area schools in those two categories. The topic for the literature division was “What I would do to change history.” The art category was open to the top ten pieces of artwork from each school in any medium or style. The only criteria was that only the title was to appear on the artwork. The art and literature were both judged by professors in their respective subjects from Lamar University Beaumont.

 The awards ceremony, featuring a storyteller and a musician, was held Wednesday, May 13 at the McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont. Winning 1st Place in the Literary Contest was Shane Marburger. Winning 1st Place in the Art Contest was Rachel Reed. The 2nd Place Art winner was David Tsan, and Sid Thomas was awarded Honorable Mention.