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* U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee at Shoreline CC for First Congressional District Art Celebration

The public is invited to join U.S. Congressman Jay Inslee at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 18 in the sanctuary of the Ray W. Howard Library at Shoreline Community College for an awards ceremony for "An Artistic Discovery," the 2009 First Congressional District Art Competition for High School Students.  Rep. Insleeā€™s office sponsored the event, part of a national contest, for students in grades 9-12 who reside in or go to school in a school located in the 1st Congressional District to encourage them to pursue their creative talents. 
The submissions will be on display on the wall across from the computer lab on the bottom level of the Library from Tuesday, April 14 through Saturday, the 18.  Prominent individuals in the arts community will judge the local competition and the winner of the contest will receive a $1,500 renewable scholarship from an arts college in Georgia.  The winner will also receive three roundtrip plane tickets to attend the opening ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 24.   The winning piece will hang in the Cannon tunnel of the U.S. Capital for one year along with the other winning pieces from across the country.

The contest is part of a nationwide competition that was launched in 1982. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have entered the competition. All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

                                                                        Donna Myers/SCC

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