CHS Student Daniel Hughes Artwork Unveiled In The United States’ Capitol
Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:19pm Douglas1
Submited By Rick Allen's Office
Each spring, the United States House of Representatives sponsors a Congressional Art Competition for high school students. The “Artistic Discovery Competition” began in 1982 as a way for members of Congress to encourage and highlight the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition. Last week, the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition traveled from all around the country to our Washington, DC to have their artwork unveiled in the United States Capitol. Georgia-12, allow me to introduce Mr. Daniel Hughes of Coffee High School.
Daniel is our first place winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Compe- tition! His work, entitled “Melanie Martinez” will be displayed in the Capitol for the next year. Thousands of Americans visit the Capitol daily, and I am so pleased to showcase Daniel’s piece.
Robin and I were very impressed by the artistic talents of Georgia-12’s young constituents! Students, be sure to check my website or call any of my offices if you are interested in participating next year. Again, congratulations Daniel, and thank you to all the young artists who submitted their original artwork.
See the article on page 2A in the Wednesday, June 29, 2016 edition.