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HART, JACKSON, HALL COUNTY STUDENTS STAND OUT IN CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

May 9, 2017
Press Release

GAINESVILLE, Ga.—Three northeast Georgia students have been honored as part of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) welcomed submissions from northeast Georgia students in grades 9-12.

Rachel Tellano of Hart County High School won the competition with her piece, “Marsh at Dusk.” The charcoal drawing will be displayed with the art work of other Congressional Art Competition winners for the next year in Cannon Tunnel, which connects the House of Representatives office buildings and the U.S. Capitol.

“Each spring, I look forward to meeting new students from around our corner of Georgia and seeing their talent on display. Their ideas and creativity remind me that our communities are rich with perspective, and I’m honored to share Rachel’s piece with Washington this year,” said Collins.

Congressman Collins held a reception to celebrate the student artwork in Gainesville. Jackson County High School’s Lauren Beatty took second place with a charcoal and ink work entitled “Milky Way.” Katie Manders of Flowery Branch High School placed third for her multimedia piece, “Con Motto.”

Each of this year’s honored artists participated in the competition in 2016 as well