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1st Place Winner Lauren LaChausse and her winning artwork, "South Texas Oranges"

Plano, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”  Winners were announced at the Congressman’s free annual art exhibit and awards ceremony held at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

“We had a record-setting Art Competition this year with 112 local student artists who submitted artwork and over 3,700 people who participated in this year’s online poll for the People’s Choice Award,” said Johnson.  “The outstanding turnout and quality of work speaks volumes about the encouragement and training that is going on in Collin County’s high school art classes.  So I thank our parents and teachers for investing in these students and allowing these young minds to think and create for themselves.  Of course the real congratulations go to all of our student artists! Collin County has so many talented, creative students, and I congratulate each and every one of them for their hard work!”  

The First Place winner of the 2016 Art Competition is Lauren LaChausse from Prosper High School for her artwork, “South Texas Oranges.”   LaChausse’s artwork will soon travel to Washington, D.C. where it will be displayed in the United States Capitol building for one year along with other First Place winners’ artwork from across the nation.  At the awards ceremony, Southwest Airlines presented LaChausse with two free tickets for roundtrip airfare to Washington, D.C. where she will attend the national 2016 Congressional Art Competition unveiling ceremony in June.

The Second Place winner is Hannah Nolan from Plano Senior High School for her artwork, “Fruit Face.”  As the second place winner, Nolan’s work will be proudly displayed in Congressman Sam Johnson’s district office in Plano for one year.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award is Benjamin Tung from I-School High STEM Academy for his artwork, “One Gloomy Day.”

To view all of the winning artwork from this year’s competition, please visit the Congressman’s website.

Full List of 2016 Art Competition Winners:

Place

Student

Title of Piece

School

Hometown

Teacher/Parent

1st

Lauren LaChausse

South Texas Oranges

Prosper High School

Prosper

Judy Seay

2nd

Hannah Nolan

Fruit Face

Plano Senior High School

Plano

Allison Garrison

3rd

Olivia Zha

Autumn Scenery

Allen High School

Allen

John Garrott

4th

Colin Chan

Dream or Reality

Plano East Senior High School

Plano

Doris Chan

People’s Choice Award

Benjamin Tung

One Gloomy Day

I-school High STEM Academy

Plano

Kathy Tung

Honorable Mention

Ovet Reynoso

Winter Bloom

McKinney Boyd High School

McKinney

Mary Woodruff

Honorable Mention

Stephanie Shu

Sunflower Portrait

Liberty High School

Plano

Pernie Fallon

Honorable Mention

Jaylen Miller

Door to Elysium

Heritage High School

Frisco

Sarah Watkins

Honorable Mention

Stacey Li

Winter Window

Prosper High School

McKinney

Judy Seay

Honorable Mention

Julia Patterson

Canine Cosmonauts

Plano Senior High School

Plano

Allison Garrison

Honorable Mention

Logan Gardner

Camouflaged

Allen High School

Allen

John Garrott

Honorable Mention

Layna Maso

Hometown Spirit

Prestonwood Christian Academy

Frisco

Brenda Robson

Honorable Mention

Mia Elizondo

Mermaid

Prosper High School

Frisco

Judy Seay

Honorable Mention

Austin Galletti

Iris in Spring

Allen High School

Allen

John Garrott

Honorable Mention

Samantha Cheng

Fleurs

Allen High School

Allen

John Garrott

Honorable Mention

Grace McCraw

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Prestonwood Christian Academy

Plano

Brenda Robson

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