Rep. Gene Green Recognizes 2002 Congressional Arts contest winners

2nd place winner Nelly Campos; Margarita Byrum, Area Superintendent; Armando Walle, Office of Congressman Gene Green; Third place winner Erica Gonzales; and Rose Alvarado, Princlo MacArthur High School.

Congressman Gene Green recently recognized the winner and runner-ups for the 2002 Congressional Arts Competition, An Artistic Discovery. First prize was awarded to Randy Muniz, a sophomore at North Shore High School in the Galena Park Independent School District. His art work was titled “Shadows of the Past.”

”I am very proud of all the students in the 29th district who participated in the art contest,” said Green. “Art is an extremely important part of self-expression and I am proud to see so many young people developing their talent.”

Randy Muniz will have his work displayed in Washington, DC, in the Cannon Tunnel, a pedestrian walkway leading from the Cannon House Building to the U. S. Capitol. He will participate in the Exhibition Opening on June 25, where all of the winners’ artwork from around the country will be unveiled.

Southwest Airlines and Southwestern Bell donated the airfare and hotel stay for the student and his family.
”I would like to thank the Inner City Learning Center and all of our local high schools for encouraging and aiding the students in this contest,” added Green.

Second place was won by Nelly Campos of MacArthur High School for “Lady Justice.” Erica Ann Gonzales, also of MacArthur High, claimed third place with “Paladin of Existence.”