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ED COMPLEX ART WINNER GOES TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen welcomed Virgin Islands artist and two-time winner of the Congressional Arts Competition, Delney Carbon, to Capitol Hill Tuesay for the ribbon cutting ceremony and photo session honoring this year's winners of the "Artistic Discovery" contest.
Carbon, a recent honors graduate of the St. Croix Educational Complex, received top honors over 52 entries from high school students throughout the territory for his painting entitled "Crucian Geckos of the 21st Century." He was accompanied by his art instructors John Jones and Bernard Brooks. Carbon will be majoring in Computer Animation this fall at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
The annual Congressional competition showcases work from students across the United States and is sponsored locally by Christensen. In addition to the ceremonies on Capitol Hill, the winning selection will be displayed in the Cannon House Office Building until next year.
"It is always a pleasure to welcome our students to the nation's capitol and particularly to honor their academic achievements. I encourage all students with an interest in art to prepare for the next year's local competition," Christensen said.

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