Congressman Clyburn Announces Sixth District Congressional Art Competition Winner

May 14, 2015 Issues: Congressional Issues, Education

(Columbia, SC) –South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn today announced Jestine Aho, a 12th grade student at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, is the winner of the 2015 Sixth District Artistic Discovery art competition.  The winning artwork is an graphite piece entitled Praise House.  A picture of the artwork is attached to this release.

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.

“I continue to be impressed with the artistic talent I see from young people in the Sixth Congressional District,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “Despite the exceptional competition, Jestine's graphite piece stood out from the rest.  I look forward to seeing her artwork displayed on Capitol Hill.”

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