Senior Destinee Taggart is taking part in The Detroit Pistons Foundation Art Scholarship Contest.
Forty students from Detroit Public Schools will participate in this event, but only four will walk away with prizes; first place winner will receive a $15,000 scholarship for their outstanding poster on the theme, “I Dream Detroit.”
Taggart created a collage poster of city landmarks. On it, she put a black and white photo of herself, which adds to the character of the poster.
“It symbolizes my integrity and shows how I want to stand out in front of beautiful and colorful places in my city,” she said.
This month, her artwork is featured at the DIA for all to view. There, the public may vote for the students’ posters.
When asked what inspired the idea for her poster, Destinee said, “Detroit is full of beautiful, colorful landmarks, and I wanted people to them as I see them.”
Ms. Morman, Destinee’s art teacher said, “Destinee is a great student and a creative artist.”
She encouraged her to enter the contest.
When asked what she will do with the scholarship if she wins, Taggart said: “I am attending Harris-Stowe State University next fall, so, the scholarship will help with my college expenses.”