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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Winners of 29th District Congressional Art Competition Announced

May 6, 2005
Press Release
Washington, DC - Congressman Gene Green is pleased to announce the winners of the 24th Annual Congressional Art Competition-- a national art contest for high school students from each Congressional District.  On Monday, May 9, 2005 an award ceremony took place at Pasadena High School to recognize, Andrew Harris, the first place winner of the competition.
Rep. Green with 1st Place Winner, Andrew Harris, along with Roy Zermeno with SBC, Silke Gloekner with Southwest Airlines and Ms. Bothwell, Andrew's Art Teacher
Andrew Harris, a junior at Pasadena High School won first place, David Granados, a senior at Mac Arthur High School won second place; and Martha Escamilla, a sophomore at Mac Arthur 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 2006. 
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.
Andrews 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 students throughout the country. Southwest Airlines will provide free round-trip airfare between Houston and Washington for the first place winner and SBC will provide hotel accommodations.