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April 25, 2014

Claremore’s Jackson wins national art award


Fourteen-year-old Claremore art student Luke Jackson has achieved a prestigious honor for his work. 
He was recently selected as one of 10 Oklahoma students from a national pool of 255,000 submissions to win a 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Award for his print, a triptych entitled “Three Views.”
In addition to his winning piece, he received honorable mention for two other paintings.
Jackson was a Gold Key winner in the Oklahoma Regional contest, which qualified him to advance to the national competition.
He now has the opportunity to attend the National Awards Ceremony on June 6 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Jackson said he was “surprised” when he found out he had won.
“It’s very awesome,” he said. “I didn’t think I was going to get anything.”
In recognition of his honor, Jackson received a citation from the State of Oklahoma signed by Sen. Sean Burrage and Rep. Marty Quinn, and a congratulatory letter by U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.
“This is a remarkable achievement that is awarded to students who truly deserve recognition for outstanding talent and ambition,” Inhofe wrote. “...I am very proud of your dedication and hard work towards the arts. This country has a rich culture because of contributions such as yours.”
He has taken art classes from instructor Virgil Lampton for several years.
He is the son of Bret and Crista Jackson of Claremore.

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