Congressman David Scott will host an awards ceremony to honor all participating students of his 11th Annual Congressional High School Art Competition. The reception will be held Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. at the Arts Clayton Gallery, located at 136 South Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236. Residents from throughout the Thirteenth District are invited to come out to support area students and view the extraordinary exhibit of 80 student entries.
To date, Congressman Scott has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to local student artists. This year’s top five winners will receive the following awards:
First Place - $10,000 or $3,000/ year scholarship and artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for 1 year;
Second Place - $5,000 scholarship and artwork will hang in Congressman David Scott’s Washington Office for 1 year;
Third Place - $2,500 scholarship and artwork will hang in prominent public gallery;
Fourth Place - $500 scholarship and artwork will hang in Congressman David Scott’s Jonesboro Office for 1 year; and
Fifth Place – artwork will hang in Congressman David Scott’s Smyrna Office for 1 year.
Participating high schools this year include: Chapel Hill High School, Charles Drew High School, Clayton County Magnet High School, Creekside High School, Douglas County High School, Fayette County High School, Jonesboro High School, Landmark Christian Academy, Langston Hughes High School, Lithia Springs High School, Lovejoy High School, Mt. Zion High School, Mundy's Mill High School, North Clayton High School, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, Pebblebrook High School, Riverdale High School, Stockbridge High School, and Trinity Chapel Academy.