JFK student’s award-winning artwork commemorates ‘First Responders’

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John F. Kennedy High School junior Riley Lopez is the winner of the Mastagni Law Art Competition sponsored by the downtown law firm Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller and Johnsen. The competition invites middle and high school students to celebrate the contributions of public safety professionals. At a reception on May 31, Lopez was awarded a plaque and a $500 scholarship from Sacramento Fire Fighters Local 522. Riley’s artwork will be on display at the law firm from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 9 as part of a Second Saturday exhibit titled “Honoring the Heroism of First Responders.”  Says Lopez: “We know the hardships and struggles (first responders) face on a daily basis. They do, too, yet still give their time to help people.”