Walorski Announces Winner of 2021 Congressional Art Competition
Penn High School Student’s Artwork Will Be Displayed in U.S. Capitol for a Year
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today announced Sarah Krall, a student at Penn High School in Mishawaka, as the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Indiana’s 2nd District. Sarah’s winning artwork, “Bearden Collage,” will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for the next year alongside other winners from across the country.
“Sarah’s winning artwork showcases her artistic skill and creative expression, and I can’t wait to see it displayed in our nation’s capital,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “Congratulations to Sarah on this exciting achievement! I want to thank each and every artist who participated in this year’s competition, and I encourage them to continue exploring their talents and sharing their creativity with others.”
Congresswoman Walorski congratulated the winner last Saturday at a reception held at South Bend International Airport for students who submitted entries and their teachers. Second place was awarded to Alyson Quirk, a student at Elkhart High School East in Elkhart. Her artwork, “Mother,” will be displayed in Walorski’s Mishawaka District Office for the next year.
Forty-four high school students from throughout Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District submitted entries, and a local artist helped select the winning entry.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize the artistic talents of high school students in their districts. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.