Fourteen-year-old Chip Davenport, an eighth-grader at Grand County Middle School in Moab, has been named a regional winner in a national poster contest presented by Philip Morris Companies Inc. in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.
Davenport, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Davenport of Moab, is one of five regional finalists in grades 7-9. His poster was one of nearly 10,000 entries in the Spirit of Liberty: 1791-1991 contest. According to his teacher, James Walker, Davenport's poster was a joint history and art class project. The poster, rendered in colored pencil, depicts an American flag with other patriotic symbols.The 15 regional winners in each of the three grade categories, along with their parents and teachers, will be honored at an awards luncheon on April 22 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.