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Local Student’s Art Work on Display on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
Local Student’s Art Work on Display on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

Davenport, Florida-- Hannah Marie Watkins, a recent graduate of Ridge Community High has artwork on display on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. in the Capitol Building, where it will stay for one year. She is the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for her submission of “Carnival.” Each year, students who live in Florida’s 9th congressional district are asked to submit art work for the honor. Leo Gonzalez, also of Ridge Community High, received an Honorable Mention in the competition for his “Self Portrait.”

Ms. Watkins recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for the award ceremony. While there, she met Alan Grayson, the United States Representative for Florida’s 9th congressional district. She also had an opportunity to take a private tour of the Capitol building.  She received the all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. as part of her prizes.

Hannah Watkins has been a drawing and 3D design student for two years, under the direction of Ridge Community Art Instructors Gregory Wortham and Deborah Smith. Leo Gonzalez has been in both 2D designs. Both students are considering careers in the arts.

Congratulations to Hannah Watkins and Leo Gonzalez for a job well done.

Release courtesy of Polk County Public Schools

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