Dallas South News Wire
Congresswoman Johnson announced that Christian Alexander Gietema, a sophomore student at Booker T. Washington High School, was chosen as the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for the 30th Congressional District of Texas. This year’s winning piece was entitled Broken Record Conversation.
“I am very impressed with the artistic abilities and talents that come from the high school students in the 30th District.
I congratulate Christian and I’m looking forward to seeing his winning piece hung in the halls of the Capitol. The Congressional Art Competition is a wonderful way to highlight the importance of the arts and to promote self-expression. I appreciate all of those who participated in this year’s competition,” stated Congresswoman Johnson.
The annual art competition offers the opportunity for one high school student from participating Congressional Districts to have their art work hung in the Cannon Tunnel in the United States Capitol for the next year.
The winner will now have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. and join other winners from across the country for a special ceremony to recognize their art work.
The Congressional Art Competition is now in its 30th year and was started with the goal of providing recognition for the hard work and artistic abilities of our country’s young talent.