Several local students’ art was celebrated by U.S. Rep. Karen Handel’s (R-Ga.) office in the Congressional Art Competition.

“Rags” by Logan Maiolo. (Special)

Each spring, high school students from around the country are asked to submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol, according to a press release.

Logan Maiolo, a senior at St. Pius X Catholic High School, a school outside Brookhaven, won third place. Shannon Kang and Sophia De Lurgio, also of St. Pius, won an honorable mention, as well as Albert Zhang, a senior at The Westminster Schools, the release said.

The art was judged by Steve Penley, a local artist. The winners were recognized at an April 20 ceremony, the release said.

First, second, and third place winners are awarded scholarships of $12,000, $7,500 and $3,500, respectively, according to the release.

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