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Knight Honors Congressional Art Competition Winner

Congressman Holds Event To Recognize Bowman High School Students Art

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Valencia, CA, May 26, 2015 | comments

Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) held an awards ceremony on Tuesday to present a certificate of recognition to Alex Farrell, a high school student from Canyon Country whose art took first place in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.

Over the past two months, students from around California’s 25th Congressional District submitted their artwork to the Art Competition for a chance to have their art displayed in the US Capitol along with a free trip to Washington, DC. On April 29, members of the area’s art communities evaluated the 40 submissions during a judging reception held at FastFrame in Valencia, California. After narrowing their field to 5 pieces of art, they eventually selected Farrell’s piece as this year’s winner.

“It was incredibly exciting to receive so many excellent submissions this year,” said Congressman Steve Knight. “I want to thank all the participants and congratulate Alex on being selected to represent California’s 25th District at the Capitol.”

Farrell, a senior at Bowman High School in Valencia, submitted a graphite picture of President Abraham Lincoln. He will be traveling to Washington, DC in June to attend an unveiling ceremony and reception at the US Capitol.

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