Langston Hughes High’s Tenga Places 3rd in Congressional Art Competition

Langston Hughes High School’s David Tenga has placed third in Congressman David Scott’s 17th Annual Congressional Art Competiton. Tenga’s submission entitled “A Bit of Me” earned him a $3500 scholarship from The Art Institute of Atlanta, a $650 summer seminar scholarship from The Savannah College of Art and Design and a $400 scholarship from sponsors AT&T and Georgia Power.

Additionally, Tenga’s work will hang in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Youth Art Gallery for one year.

“I am so very proud of all of the students from the Thirteenth District who participated in my 17th Annual competition,” said Congressman Scott. “This year we had such an impressive level of talent displayed by our students.  I am truly honored to celebrate the artistic talents of our young people, as well as their supportive families and teachers.”

To date, Congressman David Scott has awarded over $600,000 in scholarships to student artists. He created the art competition in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country. 

In addition to awarding students this year who placed first through fifth place with scholarships and other honors, several students also received honorable mention from Congressman Scott. Among that group was Devonte Few, also a student at Langston Hughes High School, who submitted a piece entitled “Deep Blue.”

Photos: Tenga (middle), alongside Congressman Scott (right) accepts scholarship check from The Art Institute of Atlanta (Credit: Fulton County Schools); Photo of “A Bit of Me” by David Tenga (Credit: Langston Hughes High Visual Arts Department)