Rep. Johnson announces Congressional Student Awards in art, service academy nominations
On Saturday, April 18 at the Porter Sanford Center for the Performing Arts from 4 to 7 p.m., Rep. Johnson will present certificates of Congressional recognition to both arts students and students applying to the service academies.
The Arts Competition, which was open to all high school students in the Fourth District of Georgia – including parts of the DeKalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett county school systems – had 50 entries from more than 15 schools throughout the district.
In 2007, there were 19 entries and in 2008 there were 22.
The winning piece will hang in the tunnel leading to the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., for a year. The Fourth District winner will receive transportation for three to Washington, D.C., for the ribbon-cutting event to unveil the 2009 winners from around the country.
In addition to having his/her artwork at the Capitol, winners of the competition will be eligible for college scholarships from the Art Institute of Atlanta ($10,000, $5,000, and $2,000, respectively) and the Savannah College of Art and Design ($1,500).
Students from the Fourth District applying to West Point, the Air Force Academy and Naval Academy will also be recognized during the presentations. Graduates of the service academies often go on to be some of the most influential and top-ranking leaders in the armed services.
For more information, contact Eric Hubbard at 770-987-2291 for the Arts Competition or Katie Dailey at 770-939-2016 for the service academy nominations.