Cairo high schooler takes first place in Congressional art competition

Cairo high schooler takes first place in Congressional art competition
First place went to Gerald Corker from Cairo, for his work titled "Pick up the phone sugar." (Source: WALB)
Corker's artwork will hang in the congressional tunnel in DC, for one year. (Source: WALB)
Corker's artwork will hang in the congressional tunnel in DC, for one year. (Source: WALB)
Gerald Corker from Cairo takes home first place. (Source: WALB)
Gerald Corker from Cairo takes home first place. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some South Georgia high schoolers got prestigious recognition from the 2nd Congressional District.

This marks the 37th Annual Congressional Art Competition.

The lucky winner's artwork will hang in the congressional tunnel in DC for one year, where hundreds of thousands of people will see it.

The winner will represent our Congressional district, made up of 29 counties.

First place went to Gerald Corker from Cairo for his work titled "Pick up the phone sugar."

"My inspiration was when my grandma passed in eighth grade and I really wanted to draw her," said Corker.

The second and third places went to brothers Jake and Jonathan Herrbold from Deerfield-Windsor.

Nicole Craig from Dougherty High received an honorable mention.

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