Black History Month Art Contest 
2022 Winners

Poetry

1st Place Winner:

By Phoenix Ferreira, 10th Grade

To: white gaze 

From: A teenage black boy 

 

I walk down the street 

But I feel something looking over my shoulder 

So I take off my hood, I feel less guilty 

 

I’m only talking to my friends 

But I feel something looking over my shoulder 

So I change my tone of voice, I feel less guilty  

 

I start getting ready for school 

But I feel something looking over my shoulder 

So I go and look for a belt to wear with pants that already fit perfectly, I feel less guilty 

 

I go and look for a hoodie to wear 

But I feel something looking over my shoulder 

I brush it off and put on my black hoodie knowing the consequences, and when I get searched for appearing suspicious, I do everything they ask of me knowing I’m not guilty 

 

I go home the proudest I’ve ever felt. Only a select few can feel what I just felt, and I’m okay with that. I only feel guilty it took so long. 

 

Photography & Digital Art

1st Place Winner:

Jalen Banks, 12th Grade

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2nd Place Winner:

Alaila Griffin, 12th Grade

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3rd Place Winner:

Gabriella Johnson Rizzo, 9th Grade

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Visual Art

1st Place Winner:

Aiyala Scott, 11th Grade

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2nd Place Winner:

Jasmine Quinones,

12th Grade

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3rd Place Winner:

Sophia Bobadilla, 12th Grade

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Performance

1st Place Winner:

Chloe Burke, 12th Grade