Walorski Congratulates 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Walorski Congratulates 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner

Penn H.S. Student’s Artwork Will Be Displayed in U.S. Capitol for a Year

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today congratulated Hannah DeSchepper, a Penn High School junior, on winning the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Indiana’s 2nd District. DeSchepper’s winning artwork, “Kehinde Kahlo,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for the next year alongside other winners from across the country.

“Congratulations to Hannah on this exciting achievement!” Congresswoman Walorski said. “Visitors at the Capitol will be able to see her passion and creativity with her artwork on display for the next year. I want to thank all the talented young Hoosier artists who entered this year’s Congressional Art Competition – it’s always a privilege to see such impressive work.”

BACKGROUND

Congresswoman Walorski announced the winner at a reception she hosted at South Bend International Airport for the students who submitted entries and their teachers. Walorski also awarded second place to Kenna Musser, a student at Penn High School. Her artwork, “Grant Wood’s Therapeutic Landscape,” will be displayed in Walorski’s Mishawaka District Office for the next year.

High school students from throughout Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District submitted entries, and a judging panel of two local artists helped select the winning entry.

Each spring, members of Congress sponsor a nationwide high school arts competition. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation. Since the contest began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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