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Rep. Black Announces Elliot Couch of Goodlettsville as Winner of the 6th District Congressional Art Competition

May 1, 2013 Issues: Education
Rep. Black Announces Elliot Couch of Goodlettsville as Winner of the 6th District Congressional Art Competition

Washington, DC –U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) released the following statement today announcing Elliot Couch, a junior at Hendersonville Christian Academy, as the winner of the 2013 6th District Congressional Art Competition:

“I am pleased to congratulate Elliot Couch of Hendersonville Christian Academy for winning this year’s 6th District Congressional Art Competition. Her charcoal composition, entitled ‘Wonderfully Made’ is a beautiful work of art that will greet visitors from around the world in the U.S. Capitol over the next year. I am proud of her and all of this year’s participants for pursuing this craft and sharing their God given talents with their community,” said Congressman Diane Black.

Congressman Black’s office also extends congratulations to this year’s runners up, who’s artwork will be featured in each of Congressman Black’s three district offices over the next year:

1st runner up: Callie Newberry, Macon County High School—“Majestic CN”

2nd runner up: Abigail Weeden, Cookeville High School—“Dandelion”

3rd runner up: Haven Koehler, Highland Rim Academy—“Spring 2012”

Background: The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition. A preliminary, district-wide competition was held on April 21, 2013 where voters selected six finalists from over 50 original entries. The final round of voting was held on Congressman Black’s Facebook page. Winners were determined by which artwork received the highest number of “likes.”

The grand prize winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year, and three runners up will have their work displayed in each of Congressman Black’s three district offices. To view the finalists in the 2013 6th District Congressional Art Competition click here.