Sister Cities Young Artist Award Winner

One local girl’s artwork earned international recognition.
Neuqua Valley senior Morgan Demski was honored as a finalist in the Sister Cities International Young Artists Competition.

Demski was one of 10 finalists chosen out of thousands of entries from around the world depicting the theme “Youth as the Catalyst for Change.”

Demski also won the 2012 Naperville Young Artists Showcase with the same pencil drawing titled, “What Could Have Been.”

“What inspired me was the tragedy that happened down in Florida with Treyvon Martin,” said Demski. “His story is going to come and go and this is a way to keep his legacy alive.”

Members of the Sister Cities Commission and Naperville Mayor George Pradel presented Demski with a cash award. She is the first Naperville student to be honored internationally by this competition.

The final 10 pieces from around the world traveled around the city, to the Municipal Center, the Riverwalk Art Fair and Neuqua Valley High School. The display is currently at Naperville North High School and ends October 16th.

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