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PHOTOS: Castor Celebrates Congressional Art Competition Winner with Classmates Following Graduation

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) congratulated the 2024 District 14 Congressional Art Competition winner, Marcus Rideout, a recent Gibbs graduate and salutatorian, ahead of his artwork presentation in the U.S. Capitol in June. 

“The Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) at Gibbs High School trains talented students who are interested in pursuing an arts profession, as well as those interested in postsecondary academic degrees. So, it is no surprise that the 2024 Congressional Art Competition winner, Marcus Rideout, hails from the rich talent pool at PCCA. I enjoyed seeing student art pieces, including the “legacy” pieces displayed at Gibbs by graduating seniors.  It is evident through the student artwork that they share a love for creating and developing their incredible talent. I can’t wait to see what comes next,” said Castor.

Castor continued, “Thanks to the dedicated teachers and Tampa Bay area museums, galleries and artists, local students will enjoy many opportunities in the years ahead.”

Photos of the Art Competition can be found here.

Photos of Marcus’ winning art piece and yesterday’s visit can be found here.