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NCHS senior named winner of 2nd District Congressional art competition

Katie Hankins, an NCHS senior, was named the overall winner in the 2nd Congressional Art Contest. Hankins accepts her award from U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie at a reception Tuesday at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

By JIM BROOKS
Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — Katie Hankins, a Nelson County High School senior, was the top winner announced Tuesday in the 2nd Congressional District Art Competition.

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie hosted a reception Tuesday afternoon for the participating student artists and their parents at the Great Hall at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.

As winner of the contest, Hankins’ artwork — “Love of Abby” — will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.

She and other Congressional district art competition winners will receive two tickets for each student and a parent or guardian to attend a winner’s reception at the U.S. Capitol later this year.

Jenna Head, last year’s 2nd Congressional District Art Competition, was second runner-up in this year’s competition.

Jenna Head, another NCHS senior, won second place overall in the contest this year. She was the overall winner in the contest last year. Her artwork will hang in Guthrie’s office in Bowling Green.

The third-place winner was Sierra Lynn Bosse’s “Blaze from Within,” a student at Central Hardin High School.

Two additional NCHS students — Jasmine Gowen and Brelayne Clutts — received honorable mentions for their artwork in the overall contest.

Congressman Brett Guthrie addresses the participating high school artists and their families at Tuesday’s reception.

Brelayne Clutts’ art was also the winner of the Facebook portion of the contest.

Anna Wooten, a Thomas Nelson High School student, also received honorable mention in the contest.

Students from the following schools submitted art to the competition:

  • Nelson County High School
  • Thomas Nelson High School
  • Bethlehem High School (Nelson County)
  • Barren Academy Virtual and Expanded Learning
  • Barren River Home School Association
  • Butler County High School
  • Central Hardin High School
  • Danville High School
  • Elizabethtown High School
  • Glasgow High School
  • Grayson County High School
  • Hart County High School
  • Home School (Warren County)
  • Maxime Emineo Hinc Homeschool (Edmonson County)
  • Pleasant View Baptist School (Breckinridge County)
  • Shine Academy (Nelson County)
  • Ward Academy Home School (Warren County)

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