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High School Art Contest Winner Unveiled Friday

May 10, 2006 – The public is invited to attend a reception Friday when the winner of the 25th annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students will be named. The reception runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at the V.I. Council on the Arts office at 5070 Norre Gade.
Eddie deLagarde, office manager at Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen's St. Thomas office, said the judging by local artists will be Thursday.
The judges are Dr. Bruce Sharallow and Elise McCuthcheon of St. Thomas and Denise Bennerson of St. Croix, according to Tasida Kelch, special projects coordinator at the Council on the Arts.
DeLagarde said he didn't know the total number of entries.
The winning piece will be sent to Washington, D.C., for entry in the nationwide competition on June 28. The student winner and a chaperone receive a complimentary trip to the event.
Each entry sent to Washington hangs for a year in the Capitol Building tunnel. "It gets hung for a year along with the winners from each state," deLagarde said.
The first place winner locally will receive $150 from the Council on the Arts. The second place winner gets $100, and the third place winner, $75.
All entries except the winning one will hang at the Council on the Arts office for a month.
Kelch said Andrea Finch of Country Day School on St. Croix won the contest last year.

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