LHS student wins statewide Crime Stoppers art contest

LHS student wins statewide Crime Stoppers art contest

Artwork to be displayed at State Capitol


February 20, 2024 — Artwork created by Legacy High School senior Mariah Iacovone earned first place at last week's Texas Campus Crime Stoppers Conference. Mariah's winning piece will be displayed at the Texas Crime Stoppers office at the State Capitol in Austin.


Mariah used colored pencils to create the award-winning drawing, which captures multiple elements including police officers, the Crime Stoppers app, and a West Texas sunset. The design earned first place honors in the Midland Crime Stoppers art contest last spring before being submitted at the state conference. The victory included a $400 cash prize, which Mariah invested in a state-of-the-art camera to further her artistic pursuits.


Mariah is able to create award-winning artwork despite being legally blind in one eye. She says she's never let that stop her from pursuing her dreams.


Mariah is a part of the Health Sciences pathway offered through MISD’s Career and Technical Education program of study. She plans to attend Midland College in the fall, then transfer to a university and study pre-med and hopes to be an anesthesiologist one day. With her recent success in art, she plans to study art as well. 


"I was thrilled and honestly surprised when I found out that my artwork had been selected," Mariah said. "Art has always been my passion, and I'm excited about what's next."


Mariah was recognized by the Midland Crime Stoppers at its monthly meeting.


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