Five Northern California high school students garnered top awards in the Congressional Art Competition sponsored by members of Congress and were recognized by Congressman Tom McClintock at a May 1 reception at BI Design Studio in El Dorado Hills, where their art was on display.
The competition was open to all high school students within California’s Fourth Congressional District, with more than 40 pieces of art submitted for judging.
The winners are:
First place – “Future Farmers of America”
Artist: Ashlyn Woods, Del Oro High School
Second place – “Freedom”
Artist: Julia Schmidseder, South Lake Tahoe High School
Third place – “He Said”
Artist: Brandon Borjon, Granite Bay High School
Honorable mention – “The Aviator”
Artist: Teri Nittler, Granite Bay High School
Honorable mention – “Voyage”
Artist: Daisy Allison, Minarets High School
The winning entry from each Congressional district across the United States will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol. The winning students will be invited, along with one guest, to the unveiling of the exhibit and a reception in Washington, D.C.