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Congressman Rob Woodall

Representing the 7th District of Georgia

Woodall Hosts 7th District Art Competition Reception

April 24, 2017
Press Release

Lawrenceville, GA – On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07), hosted a reception for the annual Artistic Discovery art competition for 7th District high school students and their families.  Each year, students from across the region create and submit pieces of two-dimensional artwork to be evaluated by a panel of local judges.  The First Place winner was awarded a $3,000 annual scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and a $12,000 scholarship from The Art Institute of Atlanta dependent on attendance.  Second and Third Place finalists are also offered scholarships from the Art Institute of Atlanta.

This year, the top three finalists came from three different high schools with Ellie Soh of Peachtree Ridge earning First Place honors, Reina Lee of North Gwinnett taking Second, and Brady Graham of Brookwood bringing in Third.

Rep. Woodall pictured with art competition participants and attendees at reception

“I’m always amazed by the talent of our young people in this district, and as I told them today, I’m so appreciative that they’ve chosen to share it with the rest of us,” said Rep. Woodall.  “Artistry matters not only in our individual lives, but also in our communities across Georgia and the entire country.  I look forward to this event every spring.”

Though the Artistic Discovery competition has concluded for 2017, any 7th District high schoolers interested in entering future events should visit  https://woodall.house.gov/services/art-competition or call Rep. Woodall’s local office at (770) 232-2005 to learn more.

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. 

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