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Rep. Johnson Announces 2014 Congressional Arts Competition Winners

April 30, 2014



LITHONIA, Ga., April 30 -- Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga. (4th CD), has issued the following news release:

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of his 2014 Congressional Arts Competition and awarded four college scholarships worth $29,500 on April 26 at the Lou Walker Senior Center.

Since 2007, Congressman Johnson has awarded more than $250,000 in arts scholarships to Fourth District students.

"Every year, the arts competition seems to get better and better," said Rep. Johnson. "I'm so proud of all the students who participated. Every student should be justifiably proud of their art and accomplishments."

More than 15 high school students from DeKalb, Rockdale, Gwinnett and Newton counties submitted artwork competing for the four college scholarships.

Bo Shi Shi, who attends Clarkston High School in DeKalb County, won a $12,000 scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design for "Petrichor." Shi Shi will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to see his art displayed in the Capitol, where it will hang with other award winners for a year. Mr. Shi Shi also won two roundtrip airline tickets to Washington, D.C., for the National Recognition Ceremony.

Iyana Isom from Miller Grove High School won a $10,000 scholarship to the Art Institute of Atlanta with her piece "Two Little Girls and Umbrellas"; Demetria Coffee from Newton County High School won a $5,000 scholarship to the Art Institute for her art "Guardian of the Rose"; and Minh Nguyen from Salem High School will receive a $2,500 scholarship to the Art Institute for her piece "Euphoric Perceptions."

The audience was entertained by pianist Isaiah Hill, a student at Stephenson High School.

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Bo Shi Shi: Clarkston High School in DeKalb County won a $12,000 scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design for "Petrichor." Shi Shi will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to see his art displayed in the Capitol, where it will hang with other award winners for a year. Mr. Shi Shi won two roundtrip airline tickets to Washington, D.C., for the National Recognition Ceremony.

Iyana Isom from Miller Grove High School won a $10,000 scholarship to the Art Institute of Atlanta with her piece "Two Little Girls and Umbrellas."

Demetria Coffee from Newton County High School won a $5,000 scholarship to the Art Institute for her art "Guardian of the Rose."

Minh Nguyen from Salem High School will receive a $2,500 scholarship to the Art Institute for her piece "Euphoric Perceptions."

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