The winner of Rep. Robert K. Dornan's second annual Congressional Arts Contest was presented with a $50 gift certificate on Monday. Simone Senate, 16, of Garden Grove will also have her drawing of a young man displayed at the U.S. Capitol in a corridor dedicated to young artists, congressional aide Pat Fanelli said.
Dornan (R-Garden Grove), a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, presented awards at a reception at the Mills House Gallery in Garden Grove. The reception was co-sponsored by the City of Garden Grove and the Garden Grove Arts Assn.
Jessica Watson and Ned Rice, both of Garden Grove, were the second- and third-place winners. They received $50 and $35 gift certificates, Fanelli said.
The three winning drawings were selected from 50 entries. A fourth award was given to Victor Bey, 18, whose picture of a young boy holding a "Just Say No" picket sign was chosen by Dornan in the "Special Congressional Choice" category.