Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Congratulates Winners of Congressional Art Competition

May 21, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) congratulated Leah Davis, a resident of Gun Barrel City and a junior at Mabank High School, for winning the grand prize in the Congressional Art Competition for the Fifth District of Texas. Perla Badillo, a resident of Mabank and a junior at Mabank High School, was first runner-up, and Jaclyn Castillo, a resident of Forney and senior at North Forney High School, was second runner-up.

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Top Row:  (L-R) Wendy Brantley, Mabank HS Art Instructor; Congressman Hensarling’s District Director, Phillip Smith; Jes Satterwhite, Mabank HS Principal and Kelsey Proffitt, Mabank HS Art Instructor

Bottom Row:  (L-R) 2018 Congressional Art Contest 1st Runner-up, Perla Badillo;

2018 Congressional Art Contest Winner Leah Davis

“The 2018 Congressional Art Competition had many great entries from extremely talented young artists, and I congratulate Leah Davis for her winning effort,” said Hensarling.  “I also applaud Perla Badillo and Jaclyn Castillo for their work.  The Congressional Art Competition is a unique opportunity for students to showcase their tremendous talents and receive proper recognition for their work.” 

“Each of the young artists who entered this year’s competition should be extremely proud of their work. I am pleased to represent a district with such talented young people,” said Hensarling.

Leah Davis was very excited to receive the top prize for her painting entitled “Free Winds”.

As the Grand Prize winner, Davis will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a special unveiling ceremony for the exhibition in a corridor of the U.S. Capitol and meet with Congressman Hensarling.