Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) recognized Doral Academy Charter High School senior Gaia Rodriguez for her winning piece in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition in Florida’s 25th congressional district. Her piece, titled “Haggard,” was chosen out of 141 entries submitted from 18 participating schools. A viewing reception for the submitted artwork was held on Friday, May 2nd at Mary Collins Community Center in Miami Lakes, Florida.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 as a way to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of the country’s youth. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated nationwide. Each spring a winner is selected from each Congressional District in the U.S.