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Lee student to have art displayed at U.S. Capitol

Savana Harris, daughter of Joey and April Harris and a junior student at Lee County High School, was awarded first place in the 32nd Annual Congressional Art Competition recently at Thronateeska Heritage Museum.

This art competition, sponsored by the Second Congressional District office of U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr., was for high school students in grades 9-12. This is a nationally recognized program and is independently organized and funded by members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Harris’ artwork is titled “Keeping Identity,” and will be displayed at the United States Capitol for one year. Harris and one guest will be invited to attend a reception in June to showcase all of the winners from every state. Her art teacher, Janet Bryan-Beshear submitted Savana’s artwork for consideration in the competition.

Harris has one brother, Noah, and is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Winderweedle, Ms. Beckey Harris, the late Tal Hamby and the late Wayne Harris, all from Dawson, and JoAnn O’Neal of Albany.