You Only Win With Hard Work

posted Mar 15, 2018, 7:44 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Diamonique Taylor

    When many people think of winning, they think of a sport. But Pocomoke High School Senior, Lamont Hall, won the Optimistic Club Art Contest. His heart has belonged to art ever since he was 12, although he started doing art at just the age of 5.

    “I wanted to do this competition because it’s always nice entering your work in contests and shows. Even if you don’t win it’s still fun because you get to show off your skills,” stated Hall.

    Hall found out about the contest when his current art teacher, Mrs.Tobiassen, asked him to submit his piece into the competition as she does each year.

    “I drew an architectural drawing, using charcoal. It took me about three weeks to complete,” stated Hall.

           Entering a contest that you’ve never entered before can be nerve wrecking and maybe even make you really nervous.

    “I had high hopes because I put a lot of time and effort into creating the drawing. I believed I had the chance of winning,” said Hall.

     It is always nice to have someone there to push you along the way or maybe just encourage you when you feel like giving up. Everyone needs some encouragement in their lives to help lead them to their accomplishments.

    “Mrs.Tobiassen helped me tremendously. She always gives me constructive criticism and a lot of encouragement to push me along the way,” said Hall.

    With all the hard work and time that Hall put into the piece, he was able to pull out and win the contest. Hall won first place in the drawing category. Hall’s reward was a prize of three hundred dollars. With hard work you can win. The amount of time, encouragement, and effort Hall put in allowed him to win the contest with first place.


Edited By:MS