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Houston Chronicle: Taylor High School artist's work displayed at U.S. Capitol

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Houston, Texas, June 6, 2017 | comments
Taylor High School art student Ana Olvera has won the Congressional Art Competition hosted by District 7 U.S. Congressman John Culberson, R-West Houston, with her oil painting "Chasing the Storm."
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Taylor High School art student Ana Olvera has won the Congressional Art Competition hosted by District 7 U.S. Congressman John Culberson, R-West Houston, with her oil painting "Chasing the Storm."

In addition to this honor, she received two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception at the U.S. Capitol where her artwork will hang for one year.

This national competition is coordinated by members of the U.S. House of Representatives and takes place every year to recognize the creative talents of students across the nation.

This is the second consecutive year that a Taylor High School student has received the honor of displaying their masterpiece in a legislative hall.

"The submissions we received this year are excellent," said Culberson at a ceremony held for the finalists in his Houston office. "Our office received almost 50 different entries from six different schools in Houston. These young artists are talented and have a great future ahead of them."

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent. Students from each congressional district in America submit their work to their representative's office, and panels of local artists select the winning entries.

Second place went to Sydney Bosarge of Episcopal High School for her digital photographic print entitled, "Where the Wind Takes You."

Third place went to Yvonne Kim, also of Taylor High School, for her watercolor and prima pencil piece, "Out to Pasture."

Since the competition was launched in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students across the nation have participated in the annual event.


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