NASHVILLE, February 29, 2016 – The winners of the Inaugural District 48 art contest were honored Monday evening by the Tennessee House of Representatives. Marlo Black of Central Magnet School, Faith Ada of Middle Tennessee Christian School, and Fernando Cardenas of Oakland High School were the top three finishers in the art contest hosted by Representative Bryan Terry.
Since the contest, their art has been on display in the office of District 48 at the Capitol. On Monday evening, the winners were guests of Rep. Terry as the students showcased their talents for the General Assembly.
Said Rep. Terry, “This winter, I was proud to have had the opportunity to host an art contest to support our local high school art students. The top three finishers have been on proud display in the District 48 office as a reminder to all that enter the office as to why we serve. We represent our districts, but not only that, the decisions we make today have a more profound impact on our children and their generation.”
The students were invited to the Chamber of the House of Representatives, and stood in the well of the Chamber with Rep. Terry and displayed their artwork while they were honored by the House members. They were then presented House Resolutions commending their dedication to artistic excellence and their characteristics as true Tennesseans.