High school students throughout the 53rd Congressional District are encouraged to submit artwork for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. This annual contest is a great opportunity for young artists to showcase their work in the US Capitol. The winning student will receive scholarship opportunities and two round-trip airfare tickets to travel to Washington, DC for the exhibit’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. The winner’s artwork will also be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the US Capitol Building for one year. Deadline to submit artwork to Congresswoman Susan Davis’ San Diego office is 5 pm on Wed., April 23.
The 2014 House App Challenge is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. Interested students will also have an opportunity to participate in free workshops to learn how to create apps. The winning student will receive the honor of being a 53rd Congressional District STEM App Champion and have their app displayed on Capitol Hill. Contest closes at 5 pm on Wed., April 30. For more information, visit Davis’ website or call her San Diego office at (619) 280-5353. To register for the workshops, please e-mail Brandon.Primus@mail.house.gov.
Where is University Heights?
In 1983, boundaries for University Heights were established with the blessing of the Normal Heights Community Association, our two City Council members, and our two planning groups working with the University Heights Community Association (UHCA). Today, UH is split between two planning groups, Uptown Planners and the North Park Planning Committee (NPPC), which makes it more difficult for UH residents to assert control over what is happening in our own community. The UH Community Development Corporation (UHCDC), the NPPC, and residents to the east of Texas Street are working to change our boundaries and stop the effort voted on by UH residents to strengthen our voice by being within a single planning group, Uptown Planners. UHCA has provided important archival data so that everyone can learn about the long history behind this issue. Access the extensive documentation here.