Sanford Congratulates 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Representative Mark Sanford congratulated the First District’s 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner, My’Asia McCollum, in his Washington, DC office. My’Asia, who graduated this spring from Cane Bay High School in Summerville, was recognized for her piece entitled “Centenary 1947.”
Rep. Sanford released the following statement:
“It was a pleasure to meet My’Asia, congratulate her in person, and share how impressed I am with her artwork. The Congressional Art Competition celebrates the talent and passion of our country’s young artists like My’Asia. In that regard, it seems to me that we have a number of impressive individuals both in the Lowcountry and across the nation.”
My’Asia’s art will hang in the Capitol for the next year with the other participating, district winners nationwide. The Congressional Art Competition is an annual contest where high school students from each congressional district submit entries to their Representative’s office. In addition to having their artwork displayed in the Capitol building, winners also travel to Washington, DC for recognition and a special ceremony.