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Allen High School Junior Wins 2013 Congressional Art Competition

Plano, TX – Last night, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-R) announced that “Stardust,” an oil painting by Allen High School junior, Siri Anderson, won the grand prize of the 32nd Annual “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition for the Third District of Texas.

1st Place, Siri Anderson, “Stardust”

To a full house at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, Johnson presented the top three award winners with a certificate and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol.  He also presented six students with Honorable Mention certificates and announced the 2013 People’s Choice Award winner.

Anderson’s work will be shipped to Washington, D.C., to be displayed in the corridor leading to the U.S. Capitol for a period of one year.  In addition, Southwest Airlines will fly Anderson and one guest to Washington in June to attend the official Congressional unveiling celebration. 
Second and Third place winners and the 2013 People’s Choice Award:

   2nd Place
Abigail Lam - "Texas Summer"
3rd Place
Kendall Rhodes - "Admiration"
People's Choice Award
Danish Tejani - "Jellyfish"
Honorable Mentions
Allison Vincent - "Rooster"
Annie McRae - "Cable View"
Hayley Rothballer - "Zipline"
Jessica Doelling - "Self-Portrait"
Hannah Johnston - "Prosper,
Texas Perspective"
Faith Wada - "Alter-Ego"

§  2nd Place - Abigail Lam - “Texas Summer,” Plano Senior High School

§  3rd Place – Kendall Rhodes - “Admiration,” McKinney Boyd High School

§  2013 People’s Choice Award - Danish Tejani, “Jellyfish,” Plano West Senior High School
Honorable mention awards went to the following:

  • Annie McRae - “Cable View,” Fairhill School
  • Jessica Doelling - “Self-Portrait,” McKinney Boyd High School
  • Faith Wada - “Alter-Ego,” Prestonwood Christian Academy
  • Hayley Rothballer - “Zipline,” Prestonwood Christian Academy
  • Allison Vincent - “Rooster,” Prosper High School
  • Hannah Johnston -  “Prosper Texas Perspective,” Prosper High School
All of the pieces listed above may be viewed on Johnson’s Facebook and website until June 1.
Earlier this year, Johnson invited high schools students residing in the Third Congressional District to submit original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition.  This contest was open to students enrolled in public, private or home schools.

- J.B. Blocker is a media consultant based in Collin County in North Texas. Advertise with J.B. by calling 469-334-9962.

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