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Auburn student wins state art contest with Democracy-themed creation

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Mitchell Homick, a student from Auburn Enlarged City School District, secured first place in the 2024 Law Day Art Contest, a competition inspired by the American Bar Association’s theme “Voices of Democracy.” The contest was jointly organized by the Historical Society of the New York Courts and the Office for Justice Initiatives. Nearly 100 students participated, showcasing their artistic interpretations of democracy.

Homick’s winning piece, titled “Liberty Sings,” features the Statue of Liberty performing on stage in front of an audience depicted in shades of blue and red. The artwork symbolizes the unity and democratic engagement of the U.S. during elections, with Lady Liberty encouraging participation in the voting process through her song next to a ballot box.

In his artwork, Homick illustrates the partisan divide in America through the color scheme but emphasizes the collective gathering of citizens, regardless of political differences, to heed Liberty’s message. This representation won accolades for creatively highlighting the significance of democracy and civic engagement.