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Chisum High School student, Lee Armstrong, wins 2017 People’s Choice award

Washington, DC, June 5, 2017

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the People’s Choice winner for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition: Lee Armstrong, a junior at Chisum High School.

A panel of judges selected the top-ten finalists out of submissions from high school students across Texas’ 4th District. Out of the top-ten finalists, the artwork that received the most likes on Facebook during a two-week voting period, which was open to the public, was given the People’s Choice award.

Lee’s winning artwork, “Born and Raised in Texas,” is a charcoal drawing on a Texas map with tea staining. It garnered nearly 500 likes on Facebook during the voting period, and it will be displayed in Ratcliffe’s Washington office for one year.

“We had a great deal of diverse talent represented in the Congressional Art Competition this year, and it’s always exciting to see which piece is the people’s favorite. I’d like to congratulate Lee on his success and encourage him to continue pursuing his talents,” Ratcliffe said.

“Born and Raised in Texas” was one of two submissions from Chisum High School that were selected as top-ten finalists in the 2017 Competition. The other top-ten finalist from Chisum High School was “Growth Multiplied” by Tina Teichroeb.

“Born and Raised in Texas” by Lee Armstrong

“Growth Multiplied” by Tina Teichroeb