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Trinity senior named 2022 Congressional Art Competition winner


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 10, 2022 - 5:39 PM

Trinity senior named 2022 Congressional Art Competition winner

The Newnan Times-Herald

Leah Ross, a senior at Trinity Christian School, is the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for the Third District, sponsored by U.S. Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga).

Ross' artwork, titled “Shattered Emotions,” will be sent to Washington, D.C. and displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Megan Grabhorn of McIntosh High School took home second place honors with her piece, entitled “Madonna’s Angel.” Third place honors went to Hayden Bunn, a student at Starr’s Mill High School, with his submission entitled, “That Guy.” Bunn’s piece also won the People’s Choice Award.

Ross will receive a $12,000 scholarship, a round-trip visit to Washington, D.C., and have her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Grabhorn will receive a $7,500 scholarship and Bunn will receive a $3,500 scholarship.

The scholarships are sponsored by and for use at the Art Institute of Atlanta. The first place People’s Choice winner will have their artwork hung in Congressman Ferguson’s Newnan District Office for one year.

“The talent in the Congressional Art Competition gets better and better each year,” Ferguson said. “It’s truly a testament to how impressive Georgia’s young people are and the impact our incredible art community has on our students. I want to thank all of the wonderful artists who participated in this year’s competition, and a big congratulations to Leah Ross for taking this year’s top prize. The winning piece, ‘Shattered Emotions,’ is a great example of the kind of skill that this contest is designed to highlight. I look forward to seeing her artwork in the halls of the U.S. Capitol as a reminder of the power of the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities.”

Sponsors for this year’s competition include Carroll EMC, Central Georgia EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Diverse Power, GreyStone Power, Snapping Shoals EMC, Southern Rivers Energy, Upson EMC, Georgia Transmission Corporation, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, and Art Institute of Atlanta.

20220511-Ross-2.jpg?mtime=20220509171349#asset:75206Leah Ross’ “Shattered Emotions” won the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for the Third District.

20220511-Grabhorn-2.jpg?mtime=20220509171405#asset:75207Megan Grabhorn of McIntosh High School took home second place honors with her piece, entitled “Madonna’s Angel.”

20220511-Bunn-2.jpg?mtime=20220509171423#asset:75208Hayden Bunn’s “That Guy” won third place and people’s choice.