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Students receive U.S. Congressional High School Art Awards

I.CU (Source: AASU) I.CU (Source: AASU)
Where Do I Begin (Source: AASU) Where Do I Begin (Source: AASU)

The Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre announced the winners of the U.S. Congressional High School Art Exhibition for Georgia's First and Twelfth Congressional Districts.

Winners of An Artistic Discovery 2012 competition will have their entries on display for a year as a part of a National Art Exhibition of high school students' work in the corridor leading to the Capitol in Washington D.C.

Students from high schools in the two Congressional districts submitted artwork to the juried exhibit that is held each year at AASU. This year, there were 169 entries from 14 high schools and 99 works were accepted into the show, according to the university.

Armstrong held an awards presentation ceremony to recognize nearly 100 artists.

Darcy Melton of Savannah Arts Academy and Elizabeth Buchner of Islands High School both received the Congressional Art Award.

Melton will represent U.S. John Barrow's 12th District with her drawing "Where Do I Begin", and Buchner will represent U.S. Jack Kingston's 1st District with her drawing "I.CU".

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