2018 Congressional Art Award Competitors

“An Artistic Discovery,” a nationwide high school visual art competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute, aims to showcase the artistic talents of high school students. This annual competition is open to students in grades 9-12 who are residents of Ohio’s First Congressional District. All artwork will be displayed, and winners announced, in May at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. 
Congratulations to the following students who were selected to submit work for this year’s competition:

Adam Green, Grade 12
Kara Heckmuller, Grade 12
Mayson Reperowitz, Grade 10
Madeline Schwoeppe, Grade 11
Emma Sedlack, Grade 10
Destanie Sexton, Grade 10
Chad Smith, Grade 9
Maiya Taft, Grade 9
Jessica Jacobsen-Witt, Grade 11

Be on the lookout in the next week or so for the Top 20 works that the public will vote on for the following:

First Place: Artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along with other pieces from students around the country, for one year.
Second Place: Artwork will hang in Congressman Chabot’s Washington, D.C. office for one year.
Top Hamilton County student: Artwork will hang in Congressman Chabot’s Cincinnati office for one year.

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