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PRICE ANNOUNCES CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION WINNERS

May 18, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC– Congressman David Price (NC-04) announced the winners of the Fourth District Congressional Art Competition, which brings together talented high school artists from across the district, at a recent reception in Research Triangle Park.

Brooke Connolly of Cardinal Gibbons High School took first place in the competition with her photograph, “Red Light; Green Light.” Cardinal Gibbons art teacher Rebecca Grant Dason mentored Connolly. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from local arts organizations.

“I was very impressed with all of the drawings, paintings, and photographs submitted by the participants this year, and I am thankful for the support that these young artists have received from their teachers and families,” Congressman Price said.

Later this year, Art Competition winners from around the country will come to Washington for the formal awards ceremony and the unveiling of the exhibit featuring their work. The winning entries will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Art from other students placing in the competition will be displayed in Congressman Price’s Washington office and district offices.

Placing in the competition were:

·         1st           Brooke Connolly, Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh, NC

Art Teacher – Rebecca Grant Dason

Title of Entry – “Red Light; Green Light

·         2nd          Isabella Salazar, Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh, NC

Art Teacher – Rebecca Grant Dason

Title of Entry – “Face Off”

·         3rd           Jennifer Yu, Enloe High School, Raleigh, NC                  

Art Teacher – Trish Klenow

·         4th           Hannah Shipley, Green Hope High School, Cary, NC

Art Teacher – Teresa Prichard

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