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Student wins congressional art contest

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Andover resident Joshua Allen has been named a winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. He is expected to take part in a national ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 26. A student at Andover High School, Allen will receive a scholarship and his artwork will be on display at the US Capitol building for one year. The annual Congressional Art Competition is sponsored by members of Congress in their home districts to encourage the artistic talent of high school students. The winners from the Third Congressional District were determined by a nonpartisan panel of artistic, cultural, and community leaders from the area. “Art plays an important role in the lives of us all. From a young age, art helps us become well-rounded individuals and encourages creative expression, US Representative Niki Tsongas, a Massachusetts Democrat, said in a written statement. “Even during difficult economic times, it is so important that we continue to provide funding for public art and art education. These are all part of the broader ‘creative economy’ that helps spur the kind of innovation and business that make us more competitive in today’s increasingly global economy.”

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