Congressman David Scott Recognizes Student Artists

By Special to the Daily World
Recently, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced more than $25,000 in scholarships for the top winners of his 10th annual Congressional High School Art Competition.

Scott honored these outstanding young people and their families during a special ceremony Saturday, March 17,  at the Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro.

This year’s top winners include: 1st Place – “One Half Can Equal Whole” by Emmanuel Rivas, Campbell High School; 2nd Place – “Captain of My Soul” by Montavious Whiters, Mundy’s Mill High School; 3rd Place – “Speak Loud” by Morgan Dallas, Strong Rock Christian Academy; 4th Place – “Self Portrait” by Akayla Hill, Pebblebrook High School, and 5th Place – “Divine Intervention” by Torian Harris, Clayton County Fine Arts Magnet High School.

In 10 years of hosting the competition, Scott has awarded more than $320,000 in scholarships to local students.

This year the  top five winners will receive the following awards: First place:$10,000 Art Institute of Atlanta scholarship; $3,000 from Savannah College of Art and Design; one-year Young Patron Membership to the High Museum of Art ($200 value); artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year; and roundtrip airfare by Southwest Airlines to attend ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Second Place: $5,000 Art Institute of Atlanta scholarship and artwork will hang in Congressman David Scott’s Washington office for one year.

Third Place: $2,500 Art Institute of Atlanta scholarship and artwork will hang in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Fourth Place: $1,000 Arts Clayton scholarship and artwork will hang in Scott’s Jonesboro office for one year.

Fifth place: A week of free art classes at the Art Institute of Atlanta and artwork will hang in Congressman Scott’s Smyrna ffice for one year.

Students interested in participating in next year’s competition should contact Audra Bleecker at 770-210-5073.

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