South Western Wins First Place in Art Contest

The winner of the Annual Interscholastic Holiday Mural Art Competition was announced Sunday, December 10, 2023 at Miller Plant Farm in York, PA. In their first year participating, South Western pulled ahead in the final days of the contest to win in what was the most exciting competition to date!

The Art Competition, in its 9th year, had a record number of local high schools participate: Dallastown, Northeastern, South Western, Susquehannock, West York, William Penn, and York Suburban. All neighboring school districts were invited to participate in this festive contest showcasing local talent. Miller Plant Farm provided the canvases to the art departments this Fall and they were returned to the Farm and hung in the garden center on Black Friday. The murals adorned the walls for holiday shoppers throughout the Season. Votes were just 50¢ each, and you could vote unlimited times, in-store and online.

With the most votes ever recorded for the Art Contest- a total of 4,290, $2,145 was raised by voters for all ballots. Miller Plant Farm matched the total raised and will present South Western's National Art Honor Society with a check for $4,290. 

Miller Plant Farm looks to continue the Annual Interscholastic Holiday Mural Art Competition next year and hopes to increase the number of involved high schools. If your local high school is interested in participating in 2024, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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