Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger Announces Winners of 2024 Congressional Art Competition for Tennessee’s First District

Kingsport, TN- Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger released the following statement announcing the First District’s winning entry in the 2024 Congressional Art Competition.

“I would like to congratulate Savannah Milhorn of West Ridge High School on winning Tennessee’s First District spot in the Congressional Art Competition,” said Congresswoman Harshbarger. “Savannah gets the awesome honor of having her work of art displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building. I would also like to congratulate other participants on their great works of art and thank our wonderful judges for helping pick the winner!”

Savannah Milhorn is a Senior at West Ridge High School. She entered her drawing “A Papaw’s Love” in the art competition. This piece was made with a 9x12 piece of paper and

Prismacolor colored pencils. She did this drawing as a gift for her papaw

for Christmas. The reference picture was taken when she was around 1 year old and in the hospital. He always came to visit.

1st Place Winner: Savannah Milhorn, Papaw's Love, West Ridge High School

2nd Place Finisher: Analynn Brittingham, Koi, Dobyns-Bennett High School

3rd Place Finisher: Madi White, The Deep Blue, Gatlinburg-Pittman High School

Honorable Mention: Mariah Canfield, Full Moon, Jefferson County High School

Honorable Mention: Tatyanna Loughner, Hand-in-Candle, Elizabethton High School

Art Teacher of the Year: Alice Fisher, Gatlinburg-Pittman High School

Congresswoman Harshbarger made the announcement Friday at a reception held on the campus of Northeast State in Blountville.

East Tennessee high school students (grades 9-12) had the chance to enter a competition to have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed in an exhibit for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit will include the winning artwork from all participating districts around the country, also featured on's Congressional Art Competition page.

The Congressional Art Competition occurs every spring.

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