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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

High School Student Paints Her Way To The Nations Capital

May 25, 2006
Press Release
Houston, TX- Congressman Green announced the winner of the 29th Congressional District's 2006
Art Contest.  Ms. Lynea Wallace of Furr High School won top honors for her submission to this years art
competition.  The first place winner was awarded a complimentary flight to Washington, D.C. from Southwest Airlines, along with transportation and hotel accommodations compliments 2006 Art Contest Winnerof AT&T.  Winning entries will be exhibited in the Nations Capitol for a year.


Furr High School Principal Bertie Simmons, Furr Art Teacher David Eldridge and representatives from Southwest Airlines and AT&T joined Congressman Green in presenting Lynea Wallace with the First Place certificate. 


Weve held this art contest for our high school students every year since 1993, said Congressman Gene Green.  Im pleased to present this award to Lynea; shes a great artist and a great young lady.  Each year Im impressed at the level of talent and creativity that our students showcase, and this year was no exception.


The Congressional Art Contest is an event held annually by Members of Congress across the nation.  The contest for the 29th District which includes parts of Houston, Pasadena, Baytown and Channelview, as well as the Cities of South Houston, Jacinto City, and Galena Park is open to all high school students residing in the district.  Entries must be an original concept and only one entry is allowed per student. 


We had a number of entries this year.  Each one showed an immense amount of talent and vision, continued Congressman Gene Green.  Unfortunately we could only have one first place winner.  All of the students that participated should be proud, if it was up to me I would have all of them exhibit their work in Washington.


Second place winner of the competition was Hector Garcia of MacArthur High School and third place went to Anna Hinojosa also of Furr High School.