Thursday, May 2, 2013

MISHAWAKA, IN – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) is pleased to announce the three winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition from Indiana’s Second District High Schools. The first place winner Jewelianna Boen, a senior at Penn High School in Mishawaka, will have her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol next year.

“I am so impressed with the talent and creativity of our Hoosier high school students,” said Walorski. “Our office was thrilled to have almost 80 submissions for our first year, and looks forward to growing participation in the future to get more local art students involved.”

The Congressional Art Competition was established in 1982 to give members of Congress the opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent amongst their constituents. Each year, high school students across the country submit their artwork for this nationwide competition hosted by the House of Representatives. Artwork was judged by a panel of local artists from the Second District, including Josh Hozey, Bruce Weeks, and Janet Johnson, and voted on using Facebook shares on the Congresswoman’s official page. Jewelianna will also receive a pair of airline tickets, compliments of Southwest Airlines, to fly to D.C. for a reception in June recognizing contest winners from across the country.

The second and third place winners will have their artwork displayed in Congresswoman Walorski’s Washington D.C. Office or Mishawaka District Office for the next year. All artwork submissions from the 2013 Congressional Art Competition can be viewed on Rep. Walorski’s Official Facebook Page, the winner’s artwork can be viewed here.

First Place: “Der Mann Uber Berliner” by Jewelianna Boen, Senior at Penn High School

Second Place: “Downtown Mishawaka” by Megan Coffel, Senior at Penn High School

Third Place: “Girl on Fire” by Shane Sparrow, Sophomore at Mishawaka High School

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