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Union Local High School Senior Wins 2018 6th Congressional District Art Competition

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Washington, May 9, 2018 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) is pleased to announce that Jenna Piatt, a senior at Union Local High School in Belmont County, will represent his office in the United States Capitol as a winner in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery:
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Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) is pleased to announce that Jenna Piatt, a senior at Union Local High School in Belmont County, will represent his office in the United States Capitol as a winner in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery:

“Thank you to all of the students and high schools who participated in this year’s Congressional Art Competition - and, congratulations to Jenna Piatt, who was selected as the winner from Eastern and Southeastern Ohio,” Bill Johnson said. “The quality of the work submitted by our students is a credit to the art teachers at our local high schools.  I will be proud to see Miss Piatt’s artwork hanging in the U.S. Capitol alongside other winners from around the United States.”

Miss Piatt’s artwork, titled “Luminous Wonder,” was composed using colored pencils and pastels.  The piece depicts Jenna’s dog surrounded by Christmas lights (picture attached to this email).

As a district winner, Miss Piatt is invited to participate in a ceremony in late June in Washington D.C. with the other congressional district winners from around the country. Southwest Airlines generously donated two air tickets to each district winner to be used for travel to and from the ceremony with a parent.

This is the 6th time in the last 8 years that the 6th Congressional District Art Competition winner is a student at Union Local High School in the class of teacher Lisa Marple.

“It is not a coincidence that so many students of Mrs. Marple’s have taken first place in this contest. It is a tremendous credit the instruction and inspiration she offers in the classroom,” Johnson said.

Residents of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio will be able to view Miss Piatt’s work while on guided tours of the Capitol building. The artwork of other finalists will be displayed in Representative Johnson’s Washington D.C. and district offices.

The students’ artwork was judged by a panel the week of April 30.

In addition, a “People’s Choice” winner will be selected via votes on Congressman Johnson’s Facebook page beginning on Thursday, May 10th.  Five entries will be posted, and  the artwork receiving the most “likes” by Sunday, May 13th at 11:59pm will be named the “People’s Choice” winner, and will be displayed in one of the Congressman’s district offices.

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