Gun­ston stu­dent rec­og­nized in art com­pe­ti­tion

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WASH­ING­TON, DC — Con­gress­man Andy Har­ris an­nounced the win­ner of the 2017 Con­gres­sional Art Com­pe­ti­tion: Laura Marsh of Cr­is­field High School and Academy in Cr­is­field. Laura’s mixed me­dia paint­ing, ti­tled “Turn­ing Tides,” de­picts a great blue heron with a Mary­land blue crab in its mouth, fly­ing across the wa­ter in front of a light­house. In sec­ond place was Paulina Panas of Kent County High School, and third, Jo Wan­ner of The Gun­ston School.

“All of the sub­mis­sions that my of­fice re­ceived this year were im­pres­sive, and I am proud of all of the tal­ented young artists who par­tic­i­pated in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion,” said Har­ris. “How­ever, Laura’s en­try truly cap­tured the nat­u­ral beauty and spirit of Mary­land’s First Dis­trict.”

The sec­ond place win­ner of this year’s com­pe­ti­tion, en­ti­tled “Cherry Blos­som Walk,” was cre­ated by Paulina Panas of Kent County High School. The Gun­ston School’s Jo Wan­ner is the third place win­ner, with a work ti­tled “Self-Por­trait.” See the win­ning pieces on Har­ris’ Face­book page at www.face­book.com/ AndyHar­risMD.

Since 1982, the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives has spon­sored the Con­gres­sional Art Com­pe­ti­tion to ac­knowl­edge the artis­tic tal­ents of high school stu­dents from each Con­gres­sional dis­trict through­out the coun­try. Each dis­trict se­lects one win­ner, and that stu­dent has the opportunity to dis­play his or her art­work for one year in the U.S. Capi­tol Build­ing. The stu­dent’s piece is dis­played along­side art­work from other gifted high school stu­dents from across the countr y.

“Cherry Blos­som Walk,” cre­ated by Paulina Panas of Kent County High School, earns sec­ond place in the Con­gres­sional Art Com­pe­ti­tion.

The Gun­ston School’s Jo Wan­ner, third place win­ner, with a work ti­tled “SelfPor­trait.”

Laura Marsh, Cr­is­field High School and Academy, mixed me­dia paint­ing, ti­tled “Turn­ing Tides,” de­picts a great blue heron with a Mary­land blue crab in its mouth, fly­ing across the wa­ter in front of a light­house.

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