Mayo students presented with their awards for Texaco Children’s Art competition

Four Mayo students were last week  presented with top awards in this year’s 60th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Sixteen-year-old Shania McDonagh, a pupil at Mount St Michael Secondary School, Claremorris who won the overall first prize in the competition and a prize of €1,500, for her work entitled ‘Coleman’. She was presented with the award by  President Michael D Higgins and James Twohig, director Ireland Operations of Valero. No stranger to the competition, throughout the past five years Shania has won first place in various categories. The other winners from Mayo who picked up special merit awards were Maeve Walsh (13 ) and Anna Prendergast (seven ) both from the Castlebar Art Club, and Jenny Murphy (11 ) from the Slowey School of Art in Ballina.

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