Student Art Contest – Winners Announced

York, PA (June 2013) – The winners of CGA Law Firm’s student art contest were announced by Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II, firm president, during First Friday on June 7, 2013.  The winners are as follows:

In the category of Grade 10th – 12th, Laurel Lindt, a 17 year old in 11th grade, was the winner with her painting titled “Extraordinary Reality”.  A palette knife painting she created in her painting class, this piece is a study on color in place of value. Laurel also selected as the “People’s Choice” with the most votes.

Caroline Winkle, a 15 year old in 9th grade, was the winner in the category of Grade 7th – 9th with her drawing of an “Artist’s Eye”.  This picture was done in Conte/charcoal pencil and is a look into the artist herself.

The “Owl” created by Kellie Hamme, an 11 year old in 6th grade, was the winner selected for Grade 4th – 6th.  Her watercolor piece was created using different techniques; bubble wrap, salt and pastel chalk.

Eight year old, Brandon Gwinn in second grade was the winner in category Grade K – 3rd with his artwork titled “Blue Bird”.  This piece of art is a drawing of a blue bird perched on a branch.

The winners were selected by a panel of judges from the community – Kevin Lenkner, executive director of YorkArts, Sonia Huntzinger, executive director of Downtown Inc., and Mandy Arnold, president of Gavin Advertising.  Judging was held on June 6, 2013 at the CGA Professional Center.  The entries were judged based on originality, artistic merit and creativity.

Attorney Brent C. Diefenderfer Graduates Leadership York Program

York, PA (June 2013) – Brent C. Diefenderfer, an associate with CGA Law Firm, recently graduated Leadership York’s Leadership Training Program (LTP) in a ceremony held on May 22 at The York Jewish Community Center. This year’s class represented a wide variety of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and institutions from throughout York County.

Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, attorney Diefenderfer represents individuals and businesses in debt restructuring and bankruptcy and advises his clients on strategies that are appropriate to their unique situation.  These strategies may include bankruptcy under Chapters 7, 11 and 13, creditor negotiation, mortgage loan modification or real estate short sale. Brent also provides legal counsel on estate planning, asset protection, residential real estate transactions and civil litigation. He advises businesses on entity formation, commercial leases, purchase agreements and asset acquisitions.

LTP is a nine-month, experiential course that educates participants about York County history and community issues. Participants discover their style and learn to work effectively with others by fine-tuning their leadership skills, enhancing their knowledge, and receiving guidance in choosing and applying for a board, elected, or appointed position. LTP provides access to additional opportunities for partnerships and new business relationships.

Leadership York’s mission is to train and support individuals who have the desire to serve the York community in leadership positions. The organization was founded in 1978 and boasts over 2,700 graduates from its six programs. Those graduates provide leadership to over 200 nonprofit organizations and serve thousands of constituents in state and local government. Leadership York is the primary resource for developing inspired leadership for our changing community. For more information, visit

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