Randolph student chosen as congressional art winner
May 18, 2012 -
(Washington, D.C.)----A high school student from Randolph County has been selected as the Sixth District of North Carolina winner of the Congressional Art Competition, U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) announced today. Congressman Coble said that Briana Carter of Randleman will have her artwork hang in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., for the next year.
Briana Carter, a junior at Randleman High School, was selected to be the Sixth District representative for the national art competition. Rep. Coble permits local school officials in one county of the Sixth District – on a rotating basis – to select the actual art winner. This year, Randolph County students were eligible for the contest.
Carter’s winning piece, entitled "Reflections," is a black and white drawing of spoons, focused on their reflective surfaces. Briana is the daughter of Amy and Brian Carter and lives on Greenforest Road in Randleman.
Begun in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, provides an opportunity for members of Congress to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation. Since its beginning, more than 650,000 students have participated in the competition.
Briana will come to Capitol Hill on June 20 for an unveiling of all of the winning pieces of art and a reception with Rep. Coble and other members of Congress.
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