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Port Chester Student Wins Medals In NAACP Competition

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester High School junior Elizabeth Grey won two bronze medals for her artwork in the NAACP ACT-SO Competition .

ACT-SO stands for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. It is a year-long program designed to encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students, and includes competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts. Grey is the first Port Chester High School student to win a medal in the competition.

Grey won her medals for a drawing of a Geisha and a portrait of her friend. She has been drawing since seventh grade and started painting in eighth grade. She enjoys sketching with a pencil and can always be found with a sketchbook in hand.

Grey currently attends classes at BOCES , where she will complete a two-year program in commercial art. She plans to pursue her interest in art, and wants to study fashion as a major in college.

Liz has been drawing since 7th grade and started painting in 8th grade. She most enjoys sketching with pencil and is inspired by her memories as well as her emotions. Described as “creative and artsy”, Liz can always be found with a sketchbook in hand.

Liz currently attends classes at BOCES where she will complete a two year program in commercial art. She will continue to pursue her interest in art, but plans to study fashion as a major in college.

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