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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rayburn High School Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

May 17, 2012
Press Release

Houston – Congressman Gene Green announced the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the 29th District at an art exhibit on Friday, May 11.  The 1st place winner was Cristian Cardenas, a junior from Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena ISD.  His drawing, titled “Nothing is Impossible,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. 

“What I enjoy most about the art competition is seeing the artwork of all of the talented students across the district.  I’m glad we have this opportunity to recognize and encourage their artistic abilities,” said Rep. Green.

Mr. Cardenas and his parents will also receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception recognizing all Congressional Art Competition winners from across the United States. 

The nation-wide Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to recognize and encourage young artists and is open to high school students.  This year, almost 50 pieces from high schools across the 29th District were entered in the competition.

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