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Resident commissioner invites students to participate in national art contest




By The Star Staff


Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón on Thursday invited students to participate in the Congressional Art Competition, where the winner will have the opportunity to travel free of charge to Washington, D.C. to present their work.


She also detailed other congressional activities to promote the academic and artistic achievement of young people.


“Congress has many activities to motivate our young people to develop their skills,” González Colón said in a written statement. “I invite all students in both public and private schools to participate and take advantage of these opportunities; I make the same call to school counselors to help more students have access to these offers that are available to them.”


The Congressional Art Competition is open to high school students, both public and private.


Participants have until April 26 at 4 p.m. to turn in the required art and documents at the resident commissioner’s district office in San Juan.


More information on the Congressional Art Competition can be found at: https://www.house.gov/educators-and-students/congressional-art-competition


More details on the Congressional Award program can be found at: https://www.congressionalaward.org/the-program/

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William Rosa
William Rosa
Apr 20

Can someone ask Mrs. J. Gonzalez to be honest about the funds/initiatives that she wonderfully is "getting" for PR? She consistently and continuously refers to federal programs as projects resulted from her efforts when in fact, she has nothing to do with them. The Congressional Art Competition and the Congressional Award programs are the most recent examples; she claims some kind of ownership when these programs have been in place for years (since 1982 and 1979 respectively).

She goes as far as asking students to send their submission to her district office in San Juan for something when in fact all materials must send to the corresponding Washington offices. Please Mrs. Gonzalez, stop this non-sense and dedicate whatever time you…

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