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Finalists announced; winner to receive bejeweled award
April 23, 2012 (La Mesa)--Approximately 400 students within the Grossmont Union High School District competed in the fourth annual Golden Artistry Jewelry Design Competition.   
This year’s entries were evaluated March 11 by three judges on both the quality of the design and the effectiveness in conveying “flight”, the theme of this year’s competition. Twelve finalists have been selected, but only one will receive the Grand Prize--the design presented to the winner as a piece of jewelry at the awards event on May 3rd at the La Mesa Community Center.  The Grand Prize will be created in precious metals and gems by Master Goldsmith Terry Whyte of Golden Artistry in downtown La Mesa. 
The awards event will be a hosted event open to the public and supported by many caring individuals, restaurants, businesses, and Friends of East County Arts, Inc. There will be silent auctions, raffles, music, and refreshments available from 7-9 pm, so bring the whole family and help support the arts in our schools.
The awards ceremony will be held at the La Mesa Community Center Arbor Room, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa, CA 91941.
Complete contest information -
2012 Finalists

Alexis Patterson - West Hills HS
Alia Perkins - Santana HS
Ashley Charlton - West Hills HS
Cheyenne Preciado - Steele Canyon HS
Jamar Stuart - Steele Canyon HS
John Stowe - Helix HS
Jordan Poehlman - Grossmont HS
Karen Wolfe - Santana HS
Marcos Figueroa - El Cajon Valley HS
Molly Wells - Helix HS
Shelby Deeks - El Cajon Valley HS
Zachary Braunwarth - Helix HS

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