Seventh District Art Competition Winner Visits Washington, D.C.

Jun 20, 2012 Issues: District Outreach
Seventh District Art Competition Winner Visits Washington, D.C.

 

Washington, D.C.— On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA) met with the winner of the Seventh District’s Annual Congressional Art Competition, Kara Yogan, as she attended a gala held in honor of the Congressional Art Competition winners from all of the U.S. Congressional districts. 

Representative Woodall said, “I always look forward to this competition to see the amazing work of students in the Seventh District and around the nation.”

Miss Yogan, who calls Buford home, graduated from Mill Creek High School last month.  She will attend Georgia Tech in the fall where she has been named one of 75 entering students to receive the President’s Scholarship.  Miss Yogan plans to study Chemical and Biomolecular engineering. 

Miss Yogan’s artistic work, entitled, “The Federalist and Some Papers,” is a pencil sketch of a girl looking over a ledge.  Miss Yogan cites the famous Federalist Papers as her inspiration.  She will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Art Institute of Atlanta and an annual $1,500 scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design for winning this year’s competition.

After meeting with Representative Woodall, Miss Yogan received a U.S. Capitol Tour from a member of Woodall’s staff.  Miss Yogan also attended an Artist Workshop hosted by the Congressional Institute for all Congressional Art Competition Winners.  She was joined by the other Art Competition winners in a group photo on the Capitol steps.

All winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the underground tunnel leading from the Congressional office buildings to the U.S. Capitol.  Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.  Since the Congressional Art Competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

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