Roe Announces the Winners of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition
May 16, 2012 -
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) announced the following winners of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition in the First District of Tennessee.
Ashley Spears - Daniel Boone High School
Emily Qualkenbush - Gatlinburg-Pittman High School
Charlene Kight - Greeneville High School
Samantha Amos - West Green High School
Katie Thompson - Daniel Boone High School
Roe made the following statement regarding the 2012 Congressional Art Competition:
“The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District. This contest inspires artistic creativity and achievement for high school students in the First District and throughout the country. Congratulations to our winners, and a special thanks to all who participated.”
Participation in the First District included 11 schools with 49 student submissions.
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district.
An Artistic Discovery is open to all high school students. The over-all winner of each participating district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nation-wide competition.