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Katy, TX News (May 8, 2015) – A high school student from James E. Taylor took top honors in this year’s Congressional Art Competition hosted by Congressman John Culberson (TX-07).

“This is one of my favorite events,” said Congressman Culberson during a reception held for the finalists at his Houston office. “I’ve been hosting this event for 13 years, and this is one of the closest competitions we have ever had. The level of talent in our area is truly impressive.”

Rep. Culberson With Congressional Art Competition Finalist 4

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent. Students from each congressional district in America submit their work to their Representative’s office, and panels of local artists select the winning entries. This year, Culberson’s office received 49 entries from nine schools.

First place went to Amber Wang of James E. Taylor High School for her oil painting “Tiny Roper.” Her painting will be displayed for one year at the United States Capitol. Miss Wang will also receive a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception honoring winners from each district, courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

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