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Children of the dream art awards ceremony

Over 25 students in the Dougherty County submitted work Over 25 students in the Dougherty County submitted work
Femi Anderson is the executive director Femi Anderson is the executive director
The students' works were judged and awarded The students' works were judged and awarded
The art is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The art is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Students gathered at Thronateeska Heritage Center tonight to unify through art.

More than 25 middle and high school students were there to show off their art work inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King.

The event was put on by the Renaissance Connection to encourage an interest in art among young people.

"Our mission at renaissance connection is to express the arts," said executive director, Femi Anderson. "And to tell people to love art, and I also connect that with the King celebration to also bring a sense of unity. So I want people to know that if we can unify through art, that's the best way to do it."

High school awards:

Khalil Brown - Best of show

Ke'chanbria Ball - 1st place

Jasmine Taylor - 2nd place

Bri Hand - 3rd place

Middle School awards:

Tyler Jenkins - Best of show

Dwayne Vanover - 1st place

Shaquille Johnson - 2nd place

Montavious Molden - 3rd place

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