Each Spring, the United States House of Representatives sponsors an art competition for high school students. The Congressional Art Competition (CAC) began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have submitted their artwork for the nationwide competition.
Two Brookwood students were recognized in the contest. Junior Jacob Hilson placed third for his photograph “Waiting Canoes.” His artwork will be displayed in Rep. Scott’s Tifton district office for one year. Hilson said, “I am very happy for the opportunity to be able to participate in this Congressional Arts Competition and honored to have my photograph hung in Congressman Scott’s Office. I am so thankful for my AP 2D teacher Maureen Harrer for encouraging me to enter my picture into this competition.”
Junior Lilly Jackson received an Honorable Mention for her painting “I Spy.” Upper School art teacher Mrs. Maureen Harrer said, “I am extremely proud of Jacob and Lilly for placing in the CAC. Both students worked extremely hard all year and are now able to reap their rewards.”
Last week, Congressman Austin Scott (G-08) announced the winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Georgia’s Eighth District. Following the announcement, he released the below statement:
“The Congressional Art Competition is a great way to showcase the talent of students across the Eighth District, and this year’s crop of submissions was certainly no exception,” said Rep. Austin Scott. “I would like to personally extend a ‘congratulations’ to our winners, as well as to each and every submission I received this year and extend a ‘thank you’ to the art teachers who inspire the talent, creativity, and confidence of these students. As I pass by these great works, either in our district offices or in the U.S. Capitol, I will be reminded that the work we’re doing today is to ensure a brighter future for them.”
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.