Alexander Announces Winner of Congressional Art Contest

May 26, 2010

“Louisiana Lagniappe”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, is pleased to announce that Lindsay Birkicht is the 5th District winner of the 2010 Congressional High School Arts Competition.

An Artistic Discovery, which began in 1982, is a nationwide art contest that provides Members of Congress the opportunity to showcase the creative work of local high school students.

Birkicht, a student at Pineville High School, will represent the 5th District as the region’s champion for her work titled, “Louisiana Lagniappe.” She is the daughter of Glen and Rhonda Birkicht.

She plans to attend a ceremony in Washington, D.C. to exhibit her winning entry in the Cannon House Office Building tunnel, where it will be displayed alongside other district winners for one year. Thousands of people use this tunnel daily on their way to our Nation’s Capitol Building and will have a chance to view the impressive artwork from high school students all over the country.

“This annual competition provides our young artists the opportunity to put their creativity and talent on display for people from all over the country to see,” said Alexander, a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus.

“I am very proud of all the students who participated in this year’s art competition. Each contestant should be commended for their hard work and remarkable artistic ability.”

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