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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Leuzinger High student wins Congressional Art contest

May 8, 2013
In The News

Leuzinger High School senior Christopher Lizama has won first place for an art piece he submitted in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.

South Bay Rep. Maxine Waters recognized the 17-year-old Hawthorne resident this week along with 23 other local high school students of the 43rd District who participated in the contest.

Lizama won a $600 cash prize and a trip to Washington, D.C., where his piece will be displayed for a year. District officials said this is his second first-place award in 2013; he also won a MacBook Pro as the grand prize winner in West Basin Municipal Water District's Annual "Water is Life" Student Art contest.

The second-place award in the Congressional Art Competition went to Adrian Sanchez, a senior at St. Bernard Catholic High School in Playa del Rey, and the third-place winner is Soohyun Park, a sophomore at North High School in Torrance, Waters' office said. Inglewood High School senior Adilah Trimble won fourth place.

"The Congressional Art Competition is a wonderful way to recognize the creative talents of young artists from our community, and I commend both the students and their teachers for their hard work," Waters said in a statement. "I look forward to displaying their remarkable talent for one year in my offices and the U.S. Capitol."

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