Jesse Moore has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a pencil. At least, that's the first remembrance of his artistic talents.
For Jesse, whose maternal grandmother and paternal great-grandmother both had a knack for drawing, his talent flows over to various art mediums. He can sculpt clay, paint, draw and work with pastels.
"My art is basically any media of art," said Jesse, the son of Dan and Terry Moore, of Evans.
The Evans High School senior entered two national art competitions - River of Words, an annual environmental poetry and art contest conducted in affiliation with The Library of Congress Center for the Book, and a national ceramics competition - several years ago. He was named a national winner in each contest.
"I entered the ceramics contest just to see if I could compete in ceramics and sculpting," he said.
"Jesse is an outstanding student who is an accomplished artist and musician," said nominating teacher Mary Stout, head of the communication skills department at Evans High. "In his quiet demeanor, he proves to be a real leader."
Jesse hopes to build on those leadership qualities as he heads to the Georgia Institute of Technology in the fall to pursue a degree in industrial design. It is the hands-on process of visualizing a product, creating it on paper, designing it and presenting it to corporate officials that has drawn him to the field. The gratification of the conception to reality process appeals to him.
Evans High School senior Jesse Moore is an accomplished artist and musician who has successfully competed in several national art competitions. Jesse will attend Georgia Tech, where he plans to pursue a degree in industrial design.
"I've already talked to some of the professors in the department and am interested in industrial design," Jesse said.
When the 17-year-old isn't busy drawing, painting or sculpting, he can be found practicing music on his guitar. Several years ago, Jesse's father bought him a guitar, which he taught himself to play. Today, he is a member of the West Acres Praise Band, where he sings and plays the guitar.
Jesse also enjoys reading, although he admits he's a bit picky about what he gets hooked on.
"I do like reading," he said. "I tend to read stuff that I get really involved in and that spurs me on to write."
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