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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rayburn High School Student Wins Congressional Art Competition Winner

April 25, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston) announced the winner of the 2018 Congressional District Art Competition for high school students at an exhibition on Monday, April 23, 2018, at Houston Community College –Southeast Campus.

The winners of the competition include:

  • First Place – Melissa Sosa, Sam Rayburn High School 
  • Second Place – Emilio Recio, Sam Rayburn High School
  • Third Place –Brenda Castillo, Pasadena High School

“What I enjoy most about the art competition is seeing the artwork of all of the talented students across the district,” said Green. “I’m glad we have this opportunity to recognize and encourage their artistic abilities. Congratulations to all the students who participated and entered their work. What they did is not easy and they deserve to be recognized.”

Sosa and her parents will travel to Washington, DC in June to attend the national ceremony that recognizes the first place winners from across the country. For years Each young artist will be joined by their Member of Congress and his/her artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol through May 2019.