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Students win Congressional Art Competition

June 5, 2014
The Town Crier

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson announced that Nagmita Shrestha, a Canfield High School junior and last year's overall winner, will represent his office in the United States Capitol as a winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, ''An Artistic Discovery.''

She used charcoal and watercolors in her piece.

Another Canfield High School junior, Candice Smith, was a finalist and will have her piece on display in Congressman Johnson's Salem office for a year. She used charcoal for her artwork. The art teacher at Canfield High School is Kevin Hoopes.

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CHS junior Nagmita Shrestha and her art work that will be in displayed in Washington, D.C., as a representation of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson's office.

''Congratulations to juniors Nagmita Shrestha and Candace Smith of Canfield High School, and to all of the students who participated in this year's art competition,'' Johnson said. ''Every year, I am amazed at the quality of work, and this year was certainly no exception. The submissions clearly illustrate the many talented young artists and the excellent teachers we have in eastern and southeastern Ohio. I will be proud to see artwork representing Canfield High School hanging in both my Washington, D.C., and Salem offices.''

The students' artwork was judged by a panel made up of district residents the week of April 28.



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