Congressman Gibbs Welcomes Congressional Art Competition Winner to Washington

June 27, 2014
Press Release

Washington D.C.—Congressman Gibbs released the following statement after meeting with the 2014 Congressional Art Competition Winner in Washington D.C. on June 26th:

Congressman Gibbs welcomed Trevor Poole, a junior from Dover High School, the winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition to Washington D.C. on June 26th.  Trevor’s artwork entitled, “Corporal Poole,” is a portrait of his father who served 4 years in the Marines and was a part of Operation Restore Hope. The winning piece of art will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year alongside artwork from congressional districts throughout the country.

“It was great to meet Trevor and show him where his impressive work of art will be displayed for a year in the nation’s Capitol. Trevor’s portrait of his father is an honorable tribute to the men and women who bravely and selflessly serve our country. Each year, we receive submissions from high school art students from all over the 7th District and I am proud that we are able to showcase the talent we have here in Ohio. Congratulations, Trevor, on your achievements and I wish you the best.”

Poole was invited by Southwest Airlines to travel free of charge to Washington, D.C.  and attend a congressional reception for the winners of the Congressional Art Competition.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 7th District. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.