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Douglass Senior Wins Sixth District’s Art Contest

Angela Favela and her first-place paintingAngela Favela, a senior at Frederick Douglass High School, was the Sixth District’s overall winner in the 2023 Congressional Art Competition. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr congratulated her and other young artists on May 2 at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center. Angela’s painting will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year, and she is invited to a Washington, D.C., reception with winners from across the country.

The Sixth District received 34 contest entries from 14 schools in our region of Kentucky, including Bryan Station and Henry Clay high schools.  Bryan Station teachers submitted artwork from Julia Calloway, Bailey Cutright, Sara Grace Eames, Ayda Folczyk, Miriam Chavira Garcia, Abigail Henz, Liam McCauley, Avery Padgett, and Simaya Pennie. Henry Clay sent entries from Bryn Aoki, Holly Boblett, Kendell Miracle, Camila Navarro Romero, and Jamya Smith. Angela’s painting was the sole entry by Frederick Douglass.

Congressman Andy Barr with Henry Clay students Congressman Andy Barr with Bryan Station students

Contact: Carol Rogers in Barr’s Lexington office, (859) 219-1366

Posted May 9, 2023