James’s hat-trick of art wins

    James Wellwood, Coláiste Mhuire, Johnstown with his prize-winning work ‘Lighthouse’ alongside his mother Violet

    TWO Kilkenny students have won top prizes in this year’s 64th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

    In Category G, first prize of €400 went to James Wellwood, aged 18, a pupil at Coláiste Mhuire, Johnstown, for his work entitled ‘Lighthouse’.

    No stranger to the competition, James won first prize in the same category in 2016 and 2017, making his latest win a fantastic hat-trick.

    Another local winner, who will receive a Special Merit Award, is Adrianna Gaworczyk,aged 13, from St Brigid’s College, Callan, for a work entitled ‘My Mum’.

    Prizes will be presented at an awards’ ceremony in Dublin next month when all of the 126 top prize-winners will be in attendance.