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South High student wins Congressional District art competition

Congressional District art competition 5/10/2017 -- Nina Marlotte, South High, won the 2017 Congressional District art competition. Marlotte’s graphite drawing “George” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

 

Marlotte wins two airline tickets to Washington D.C. so she can attend the Congressional Art competition reception and see her piece hung in the Capitol, a gift certificate from Laumeier Sculpture Park and Artmart is donating the framing for her piece.

 

Duha Shreiteh from Parkway North received an honorable mention.

 

Fifty-four high school students entered the 2017 Congressional District art competition.

 

About the Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

 

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.