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Tech High student honored

Jennifer Welch wins category in Bartlett-sponsored contest

Jennifer Welch wins category in Bartlett-sponsored contest

July 06, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jennifer Welch, a student at Washington County Technical High School, was the winner of the Computer Generated Art Category in an art competition sponsored by U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.

Bartlett recently announced the winners of the Sixth Congressional District for the 2009 Congressional Art Competition titled "An Artistic Discovery," for senior high students.

A photograph by Natalie Lucht from Middletown (Md.) High School was named Best in Show.

"The 2009 Congressional Artistic Competition for Senior High School students provided young people of the Sixth Congressional District a wonderful chance to display their artistic talents," Bartlett said. "I want to congratulate all of the winners of the competition on their hard work. I would also like to extend a 'thank you' to the schools, teachers and students involved for their support and participation in the art competition."

Bartlett hosted all of the participants in the competition at a reception.

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Lucht will have her photograph, "Death by Cigarette," displayed in the Cannon Tunnel on Capitol Hill for one year and may be awarded an Artistic Merit Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 per year by the Savannah College of Art and Design.

She will also be invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception in Washington with other Best in Show winners from around the United States.

The other winners from the Sixth Congressional District are:

o Prints - Billy Lee, Winters Mill High School

o Painting - Ashley Pratt, Brunswick High School

o Drawings - Kelsey Sartory, Linganore High School

o Mixed Media - Emily Price, Middletown High School

o Photography - Jessica McHugh, Gov. Thomas Johnson High School

o Collage - Hope Sorensen, Gov. Thomas Johnson High School

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