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At left, is winning student artist Kassaundra Escalera with Rep. Charles Gonzalez. At right, is her
prize-winning art, "Memo."

UTSA and Rep. Charles Gonzalez host 20th Congressional District art competition

(May 24, 2005)--U.S. Rep. Charles Gonzalez presented awards for the annual Congressional District 20 high school art competition in a ceremony last week at the Durango Building Southwest Room on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Thomas Jefferson High School senior Kassaundra Escalera earned first place for her graphic image, "Memo."

High school students in the 20th Congressional District participate in the annual event hosted by Gonzalez and sponsored this year by United Parcel Service and Southwest Airlines.

Other award winners were Camille Trevino (2nd place), Brackenridge High School; Crystal Magana (3rd place), Jefferson High School and Michael Gonzalez (4th place), Brackenridge High School.

The first-place award includes round-trip airfare for three to Washington, D.C., provided by Southwest Airlines and scholarship money provided by UPS. Additionally, the first-place winner's artwork will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol.

At the ceremony, Kassaundra Escalera's teacher, Marcella Gutierrez, said, "She deserved it. She is a hard-working student."

--Tim Brownlee



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