High School Student Paints Her Way To The Nations Capital
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.