Junior races to T-shirt design victory


Sami Ramadan

Junior Christina Lawson said she was surprised when she recently won the “Food & More: 5K Fun Run” graphic design contest — considering she doesn’t usually pay attention to art competitions.

“It was kind of a last-minute thing,” she said. “I think this win has given me more confidence with these types of competitions, so I might try my luck in other ones and see where my skills take me.”

Food & More is an organization that donates all the proceeds from those who enter the race to low-income families in Brevard County for the holidays.

Lawson’s design is featured on the official race T-shirt received by each entrant in the 5K run. In addition, Lawson also received a $150 cash award.

“Christina is amazingly talented,” Finch said. “She was my Digital Art Award of Excellence winner last year.”

Lawson’s 2-D art teacher said she also has another necessary ingredient for success.

“Christina was the first one done,” Finch said. “She’s quick. Deadly. That’s what makes a good artist.”

By Sami Ramadan