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WARREN COUNTY STUDENT WINS FOURTH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

May 15, 2018
Press Release

WARREN COUNTY STUDENT WINS FOURTH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

WINCHESTER, TN --  At Magnolia Hill Manor in Winchester this evening, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., announced the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, Mary St. Clair’s “Colorless.”

    St. Clair’s piece will hang in the United States Capitol with winning pieces from congressional districts across the country. Second and third place went to artwork by Bradley County High School’s Kelly Maney and Warren County High School’s James Ward, respectively.   

“Colorless” by Mary St. Clair

    “I enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of creative young people with unique perspectives,” said Rep. DesJarlais, “and I’m always impressed with the talent on display in Tennessee.”

    “I wish I could give every student an award. They all deserve credit for their commitment and hard work. I’d like to thank each of them for participating and know great things await those who follow their passion and develop their skills,” he said.

    Rep. DesJarlais (TN-04) also hosted a reception at the Manor for this year’s top ten artists. Art instructors from area schools, including Warren, Bradley and Franklin County High Schools, as well as Riverside Christian Academy, attended the event.

    “Teachers deserve much of the credit. By encouraging their students’ personal expression, they’re helping to create confident adults with strong points of view. That many from across our district attended tonight’s event shows their own commitment to the future of our country,” he said. “Congratulations to Ms. St. Clair, especially.”

     Rep. DesJarlais hosts the art competition, which is open to all high school students in Tennessee’s Fourth District, annually.

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