Press Release

McHenry Announces 2018 Tenth District Art Competition Winner

Bunker Hill High School's Katie Moua is selected as this year's winner

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Hickory, June 4, 2018 | comments
Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced Katie Moua as the winner of the Tenth District's 2018 Congressional Art Competition. A panel of judge's from the Tenth District selected Katie's work, "Wired Eyes", as the winner of this year's competition. Katie, lives in Claremont and is a sophomore at Bunker Hill High School where she studies art under teacher Jana Farris. 

Last Tuesday, Congressman McHenry hosted a reception at his Hickory District Office recognizing Katie and her art work, "Wired Eyes."

"Every year I am impressed by the talent of all of our Tenth District art students and 2018 was no exception," said McHenry. "Congratulations to Katie on being chosen as this year’s winner. I look forward to seeing her artwork in the U.S. Capitol representing the Tenth District and all of its talented students throughout the next year.” 

Katie's artwork, seen below, will be prominently displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. alongside pieces from each of the Congressional districts across the country. By winning the Tenth District's competition, she will be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design or Tennessee Wesleyan College. Katie also wins a free trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and have the opportunity to view her artwork on display.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982, and, since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated in this nationwide event enabling high school students to showcase their artistic ability. 

The Congressional Art Competition is a privately-funded competition with support from SouthWest Airlines and the Congressional Institute. For more information, please click here.
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