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LHS Junior Wins Congressional Art Competition

High School Junior Wins First Place in Congressional Art Competition
Posted on 04/24/2019
High School Junior Wins First Place in Congressional Art CompetitionOn Wednesday, April 17, Longwood High School junior Gillian Zarate was named the 2019 winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the First Congressional District.  

Gillian’s oil pastel drawing, titled “I Dream of the Beach,” will be on display at the United States Capitol for one year. As the first-place winner, she also receives two round trip flights to Washington, D.C. to view her exhibited artwork at the Capitol.

Hosted by Congressman Lee Zeldin, the competition raises awareness of the importance of art programs in our schools and celebrates the creativity and diversity of our art students. 

Congressman Zeldin said, “Congratulations to Gillian Zarate, the first place winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for the First Congressional District. Every piece submitted by these young artists from across our district were enlightening and inspiring, which made this year’s competition especially challenging. It was an honor to host a reception to recognize these students and their talent, creativity, and enthusiasm, and I look forward to welcoming Gillian and her family to Washington, D.C.” 

In addition to Gillian’s first-place win, Longwood High School senior Jennifer Kohovich was one of only twelve finalists to be recognized for her photograph, St. Peter’s Basilica.
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