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White County teen wins 9th District art competition
Ivey's pencil drawing earned prize
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Jacob Ivey, a home-schooled student in White County, won the Northeast Georgia’s 2015 Congressional Art Competition with a pencil drawing titled “Late Date.”

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins congratulated him and two finalists, Hannah Smith of North Hall High School and Hayes Kennedy of Lakeview Academy, at a May 7 event.

“Jacob’s portrayal of an elderly couple spending quality time together touched my heart,” Collins said. “His piece and the others show how much our Ninth District has to offer and the reward of hard work. I’m excited to see more from these young artists.”

The drawing will hang in the U.S. Capitol.

The competition included high schools in the 9th District, which stretches through much of Northeast Georgia. It is part of a nationwide competition that the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors each year.

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