Green Announces Winners Of Congressional Art Competition
May 8, 2003
HOUSTON Congressman Gene Green (D-Houston) is pleased to announce the winners of the 22nd Annual Congressional Art Competition-- a national art contest for high school students from each Congressional District.
Brandon Hernandez, a senior at Westfield High School won first place, Josue Garay, a senior at Pasadena High School won second place, and Elizabeth Nash, a junior at MacArthur High School won third place.
The winner will travel to Washington, DC in June to attend the Artistic Discovery" Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that recognizes the first place winners from across the country. 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 2004.
It was difficult to select a winner from all the outstanding pieces that entered the competition this year, Green said. We have tremendous talent and creativity in our local schools, and this contest gives young artists an opportunity to showcase their work.
Brandons piece will stand out as one of the best from around the country as it hangs in the halls of the U.S. Capitol, Green added.
An Artistic Discovery, launched in 1982, is implemented by Members of Congress in Congressional Districts to recognize the artistic talent of high school student throughout the country. Southwest Airlines will provide free round-trip airfare between Houston and Washington for the first place winner and Southwestern Bell will provide hotel accommodations.