Community Programs

It is my privilege to offer my constituents a variety of informative programs throughout the 7th Congressional District. For further information regarding any of the following programs, please contact Jackie Collins in my Franklin district office by email at or by phone at 615-591-5161.

Resources for Educators

Given the tremendous amount of resources available for students online, I have worked with the Office of the Clerk and the Government Printing Office to share with educators some of the printouts available online.  Please feel free to download, print and use this material as needed.  Additionally, I have included a pamphlet with information regarding the 2007 - 2008 school year for High School educators.

Download Resources for Educators

Download Information for High School Educators


Important Dates

May 1, 2015
Submission Deadline -
Artwork and student release form must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. to one of the district offices.

May 3, 2015
7th District winner announced.

Each year, a nation-wide, high school art competition is sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. This
contest is open to all high school students living and/ or attending school in Tennessee's Seventh Congressional District.

A panel of judges selects the District winner, and the first place artwork is sent to Washington, D.C. to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol. The winner in each Congressional district (along with his or her parents) will receive donated airfare to attend a reception and see their artwork displayed. The District winner will
also be eligible to receive a $1,500 annual admission scholarship to the Savannah College of Art. One national winner will be selected from all of the congressional districts.
Please contact one of my district offices for additional information.


Since 1979, the Congressional Award has been encouraging and recognizing the achievement, initiative, and service of America's youth. Through the Congressional Award, the U.S. Congress continues to challenge youth ages 14-23 in four program areas—Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, Expedition and Exploration. Each area has guidelines and achievement levels to acknowledge the progress of the students. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Aside from the age limits, the Congressional Award has no time limitations, is open to all students and has no minimum grade requirements. 

For more information, visit the Congressional Award website at