Comptroller to Recognize Three Prince George’s County Maryland Masters Award Winners

-Award Presentation Honors Young, Talented Artists –

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

School and elected officials

WHAT:           Comptroller Franchot will present Maryland Masters Awards today to three Prince George’s County Public School students: Jeremy Turcios, a second grader at Apple Grove Elementary, Fort Washington, for his mixed media collage of flowers; Samantha Manapul, a sixth grader at Benjamin D. Foulois Creative and Performing Arts Academy, Suitland, for her self-portrait collage using torn pieces of paper; and Denel Robin, a senior at DuVal High School, Lanham, for an oil pastel drawing of a reflective object

Prior to the Comptroller’s presentation, Prince George’s County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kevin Maxwell will talk about the importance of arts education in schools.

The Maryland Masters Award program began last year and recognizes young artists across the state in kindergarten through 12th grade who have displayed extraordinary artistic skills and vision for Maryland’s future. The winning artwork is prominently displayed for two months in the Comptroller’s Annapolis office.

The Prince George’s County students’ art will join a collection of original paintings by one of the Comptroller’s favorite artists, Herman Maril. An American modernist, Maril was born in Baltimore and served as a professor at the University of Maryland for more than 30 years.

WHEN            Today, February 3, 2015


WHERE:        4 p.m.

                        Prince George’s County Board of Education

Superintendent’s Conference Room

14201 School Lane

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

CONTACT:    Jonathan Gold (410) 260-7816 (office), (443) 871 -3435 (cell)