Congressman Clyburn Announces Sixth District Artistic Discovery Winner

May 10, 2012 Issues: Congressional Issues

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today announced Ethel Canty, an 11th grade student at Scott’s Branch High School is the winner of the Sixth District Artistic Discovery art competition.  The winning artwork is a graphite and colored- pencil drawing entitled Ethel Lee Canty: Self Portrait

Artistic Discovery is an annual art competition conducted by Members of Congress.  The winner in each Congressional district will have their artwork hung for the next year in the Cannon Tunnel that connects the House office buildings with the U.S. Capitol building. The winning student will also receive two airline tickets to attend the unveiling of the exhibit and a reception for all winners in Washington, D.C. next month. All district winners are also eligible to receive a college scholarship.

“The level of talent in this year’s Artistic Discovery competition was extraordinary,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “I commend Ethel for her tremendous talent, and I will be proud to see her drawing hanging on Capitol Hill.”

This year Honorable Mentions were awarded to Kamon Cash, a 12th grader at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, and RayQuan Georgia, an 11th grader at Scott’s Branch High School. 

The competition is open to any high school student living in the Sixth Congressional district.