Congressman Tim Ryan Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner and Finalists
Youngstown, OH - Today, Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) announced the winners of the Congressional Art Competition from Ohio’s 13th Congressional District. Students from 13 high schools across the district entered 62 pieces of original artwork.
“I am proud to recognize these talented students and their artistic abilities. The creative arts play an important part in the lives of our students and society, and I’m pleased to encourage their participation in the arts,” said Congressman Ryan. “These students are risk takers and put their work on display to be judged. This level of courage and creativity is what helps to innovate and move our communities forward, whether you are an artist, engineer, or city planner. The Congressional Art Competition showcases the very best of Northeast Ohio, and I’m always floored by what I see every year.”
Best of Show: Jenna Starkey, Firestone High School
Her artwork will hang in the Capitol Tunnel in Washington, D.C. for eleven months.
2nd Place: Kenneth Vigorito, Niles McKinley High School
3rd Place: Kaitlyn Huff, Niles McKinley High School
Alexandra Swavel, Boardman High School
Alexis Chizmar, Boardman High School
Alison Zupancic, Firestone High School
Andrew Shao (Shaw), Ursuline High School
Cara Mooney, Firestone High School
Charline Shultz, Howland High School
Christina Galios, Niles McKinley High School
Elena Gioiello, Niles McKinley High School
Gabriella Femia, Warren John F. Kennedy High School
Isabella Beato, Cardinal Mooney High School
Isabelle Daniels, Howland High School
Kalliope Ivari, Jackson Milton High School
Kierra Fletcher, Warren G. Harding High School
Mackenzie Johnson, Warren G. Harding High School
Mary Kay Zeno, Cardinal Mooney High School
Rebecka Piroch, Valley Christian Schools
The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982, and hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated at the local level. This nationwide art competition gives local students an opportunity to showcase their talents, and a chance to have their entry displayed as part of an eleven-month exhibit in the Cannon Tunnel that leads to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.