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Jul 16, 2013

St. Joseph Student impresses in Mexico art competition

Ammon Segura

A twelve year old Belize City student has been given the opportunity to tour parts of Mexico because of his participation in an international art exhibit. Ammon Segura, a student of Saint Joseph Primary School, loves to draw so he entered a competition that was devised by the Mexican government. Segura’s piece “Things not to do in Rivers” earned him a free one week trip to Mexico. He just returned to Belize and told News Five about his experience in Mexico.

 

Ammon Segura, Participant in International Art Exhibit

“I got interested in art because my older brother loves to draw too.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“What type of drawing did you enter into this competition and where was it held?”

 

Ammon Segura

“It was held all over the world but I entered for Belize. The competition is for all Central American countries and South America and they even had one from the Caribbean other than Belize; Dominican Republic.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Now tell me about your art work that you entered?”

 

Ammon Segura

“My art work; I was just sitting down and I got the idea. I drew “things not to do in rivers,” because many people like to litter and that would ruin the waters. I used colored pencils.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“How did you do in the competition?”

 

Ammon Segura

“I won the trip to Mexico for seven days. They planned lots of fun activities and educational activities.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Were you the only Belizean who was there?”

 

Ammon Segura

“No, there was one other boy, his name was Aiden Patt. He won for topping his school first place in grades.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Now, what’s your future for art? You want to continue? You are a young boy.”

 

Ammon Segura

“I want to be a doctor, but I also want to be an artist.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“How did you learn? You learn from your brother, from your school?”

 

Ammon Segura

“I didn’t learn from no one. I was in standard five and wanted to join the art club. And I just got an idea and that was when I entered my first competition.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“So where is your art piece right now?”

 

Ammon Segura

“It’s in Mexico right now, but they will send it internationally for an art exhibition.”

 

Aiden Patt, a student from Corozal, also benefited from the all expense paid excursion to Mexico. 

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1 Response for “St. Joseph Student impresses in Mexico art competition”

  1. MARION says:

    Congratulations son, you have made yourself and family proud. I would like to say the same for the Gov, but they are only interested in receiving money, and spending it on themselves. More emphasis should be placed on education and sports, there is a lot of raw talent in Bz but the oppurtunities are very limited. Thank God for other countries that contribute to others well being.

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