Woodall Congratulates Congressional Art Competition Finalists
(Lawrenceville, GA) – Each year, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) hosts the Congressional Art Competition for high school students within the 7th District, and on Saturday, participants and their families joined the Congressman for a reception as he recognized the 2016 finalists. Ian Peng of North Gwinnett High School won First Place in the competition with his work, “The Silent Beauty,” while fellow North Gwinnett High School student, Lindsey Carr, won Second Place, and Odelia Huang of Lambert High School received Third Place recognition.
“Every year I’m blown away by the talent these young artists have, but, at this point, I’m certainly not surprised by it,” said Rep. Woodall. “We live in a special place where teachers and parents support our youth as they pursue their passions – whatever they may be – and work hard to reach their goals. When you work at what you love, you’re going to do great things, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help these young artists invest in their passion.”
“I don’t share their artistic gifts, but I’m so glad they choose to share them with all of us, and I look forward to it every year,” Woodall added. The annual event offers high school students not only the opportunity to display their work in public, but also provides financial assistance for the top three finalists’ studies. The First Place winner received a $12,000 scholarship to The Art Institute of Atlanta, and a $3,000 annual scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design. The Art Institute of Atlanta also awarded a $7,500 and $3,500 scholarship for Second and Third Place finishers respectively. In addition, the winning piece will have the opportunity to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
For any students interested in participating in future Congressional Art Competitions, information can be found on the Congressman’s official website: https://woodall.house.gov/services/art-competition or by calling his district office at (770) 232-3005.
Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.