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Member Of Congress Honors Student Artist


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Kennesaw, GA - Zixco M. loves art! He is enrolled in an AP art class (Advanced Placement) at his high school. This Saturday he will be honored by U.S. Congressman David Scott for his entry in the Seventh Annual High School Congressional Art Competition. The first place winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship to the Art Institute of Atlanta and an invitation to the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, D.C., where the art will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol.

Zixco submitted an original painting that symbolizes unity in America. It is of the bald eagle and American flag. “I wanted to create a piece that could bring our nation together,” he said. Even though our country is in a recession, I know we can get through this if we all come together.”

Receiving a scholarship to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta would be a dream come true for Zixco. He wants to become a graphic artist and design video games that are fun and educational. He will complete his high school graduation requirements this summer.

Zixco is looking forward to attending the awards ceremony with his favorite staff person, his mentor and his art teacher from Osborne High School. Even if he does not win, Zixco is very proud of his accomplishment. Honorable Mention means his art will hang in Congressman Scott’s office in Smyrna.

Zixco is a resident of Project P.L.U.S. (Positive Living with Supports), an independent living group home for young men, ages 16 to 21. At Project P.L.U.S., Zixco is supported by professional case managers and his seven foster brothers who help keep him focused on his art and his positive future.


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