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Hoover Student Wins 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Grace Varner and Congressman Gary Palmer

 Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06) announced Grace Varner, a student at Hoover High School, as the Sixth District’s 2018 Congressional Art Competition winner. 

“Each year I am impressed by the creative talents of the young people in Alabama’s Sixth District,” said Palmer. “I would like to congratulate Grace Varner on winning the competition this year and I look forward to seeing her in DC this June for the National Art Reception.”

Varner’s artwork titled “Brother” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

Sixty-Four students from 17 area high schools participated in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Their artwork was displayed at the Riverchase Galleria for a week.  Second Place was Payton Hays from Evangel Christian School.  Third Place was Bailey Gosdin from Leeds High School.  Additional ribbon winners were: Olivia Williams from Spain Park High School, Gabriella Priolo from Briarwood Christian High School, Ginger Llivina from Vestavia Hills High School, Abigail Donovan from Hewitt Trussville High School, Raven Harrington from Hoover High School and Eliza Black from Indian Springs School.

See photos from the entire art competition.