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June 24, 2016

Aguilar Honors Fontana Student and Congressional Art Competition Winner in Washington, D.C.

Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar honored Fontana High School student Faith Antillon in Washington, D.C. in recognition of her achievements in the arts. Faith won first place in this year’s Congressional Art Competition for California’s 31st Congressional District. The art competition, also known as the Artistic Discovery Contest, is a national art challenge hosted by congressional districts across the country. Faith represents California’s 31st Congressional District with her submission entitled “Undivided.” Faith participated in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol that honored all art competition winners from across country. Her artwork is currently on display in the U.S. Capitol, where it will remain for one year.

“I’m glad I was able to join Faith and her family to celebrate such a wonderful achievement,” said Rep. Aguilar. He added, “Her success underscores the importance of investing in the arts so more Inland Empire students have the support they need to build careers and futures inspired by their passions.”

In April, Rep. Aguilar held an awards ceremony and reception in San Bernardino for the competition’s entrants and their families. California’s 31st Congressional District had over sixty submissions. As the winner of the Congressional Art Competition, Faith received free airfare to Washington, D.C. from Southwest Airlines and was awarded $1,000 by Time Warner Cable for hotel accommodations and expenses during her stay. For more information about the Congressional Art Competition, please visit Aguilar.house.gov.

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