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UScellular today announced the three winners of its Sixth Annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee at a celebration at the Davis club (1975 South 24th Street).
Public voting for the finalists’ art was available online, and the winning artists were awarded gift cards in the following amounts:
- Mckenzie Williams received $250 for 1st Place
- Sienna Binns-Di-Martino received $150 for 2nd Place
- Sean Stewart received $100 for 3rd Place
This year, UScellular introduced an exciting new element to the contest. For the first time, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee members were encouraged to create their original pieces of artwork in recognition of influential Black STEM icons, including historical figures, world leaders, scientists and educators. Finalists were chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Club and local UScellular leaders based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression. Public voting for the finalists was made available online throughout the month of February. In addition, the finalists’ artwork was digitally displayed at the UScellular stores located at 544 E. Ogden Avenue and 4138 N 56th Street in Milwaukee.
“It was amazing to see the creativity and wide range of inspirations the Club members used to create their art,” said Robert Smith, store manager at UScellular. “We’re thrilled to be able to team with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee to celebrate Black History Month and to highlight the STEM achievements of these Black icons. We extend our appreciation for all the submissions and congratulate our winners.”
“UScellular’s Black History Month Art Contest is a great experience for our students to channel their creativity while learning about influential Black icons, and this year’s added emphasis on Black STEM icons made it even more compelling,” said Kathy Thornton-Bias, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee. “Congratulations to our winners. We are proud of each of our students who participated, and we are so impressed with the quality of art that was submitted.”
UScellular is focused on addressing gaps in STEM education and is committed to connecting more than 200,000 of tomorrow’s innovators each year with the resources they need today to help shape future opportunities. For more information about UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to https://newsroom.uscellular.com/community/.
No Purchase Necessary. Entrants who are minors must have parental consent to participate in the Contest. Official Contest Rules, including full entry details and Finalist and Winner selection criteria/voting are available by email request to USCDLMediaRelations@uscellular.com.