Mississippi’s 2020 legislative bodies are currently in session on the house and senate floors. On the opening day of the 2020 session, Emily Leggett, a junior visual arts student at the Mississippi School of the Arts, had the privilege of presenting her work of art to state representatives. The artwork, an American flag on canvas, was the top choice in the Veteran’s Day Art Contest, and will be showcased in the state capitol building throughout the 2020 session.

Emily presented in her JROTC uniform, a unit at Ocean Springs High School. Pictured from left to right: Representative Richard Bennett (Education Committee Chairman), Emily Leggett, David Leggett, Representative Becky Currie, Representative Vince Mangold, and Suzanne Hirsch (MSA Exec Director)



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