Gorman student’s piece heading to D.C.

Published on Monday, 9 December 2013 23:24 - Written by Staff Reports

A Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic School student will have his artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year after winning the District 1 Congressional Art Competition.

Matthew McGehee placed first in the competition with his piece titled “Resting Hands.”

As part of his award, McGehee also received a $3,000 scholarship from the Savannah College of Art and Design, according to information from Bishop Gorman.

Other winners included: Hallsville High School student Isabella Walters, second place with “Lost Treasure;” Hallsville High School student Alexandria Woodridge, third place with “Buffalo;” Henderson High School student Claudia McMillan, honorable mention with “Vibrant Bovid;” Grace Community School student Kylie Stinson, honorable mention with “Tinkerbell and Captain Hook;” and Spring Hill High School student Rachel Gibson, honorable mention with “Untitled.”

These students and other participants were honored during a reception on Sunday in Marshall.

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, said it was exciting to see all of the creativity and skill on display, according to a news release from his office.

“Hosting this competition has allowed me to see the importance of fine art in our children’s lives,” he said, according to the news release. “After the winning piece is displayed in our great U.S. Capitol, the rest of the nation will also see the amazing talent that the young adults from East Texas possess.”

The annual competition is open to high school students from across the district.