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Havasu teen takes first place in state art contest

May 14, 2019

Emma Patterson, a Lake Havasu High School junior, won first place in a Congressional art contest with her entry entitled “The Contortionist.”

The announcement came from Congressman Paul A. Gosar, (AZ-04). He hosted the 2019 Congressional Art Contest award ceremony and reception in Wickenburg. Local high school students displayed their artwork for the public.

Awards and scholarships were presented for the winning pieces of art. The winner of the online, public contest known as the “People’s Art Choice Awards” was also recognized with an award.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a wonderful event to allow students to share their talents with the community,” said Congressman Gosar. “Every year I’m inspired by the talent and creativity displayed in the artwork submissions from Arizona high school students. As always, I’m thankful for the incredible teachers who encourage their students to express themselves through art.”

A reported 81 art pieces were submitted for the contest. More than 1,080 ballots were cast in the online competition.

Second place was won by Rachael May, a senior at Lee Williams High School in Kingman.