Congressman Tim Ryan Announces 13th District Congressional Art Competition Winners
Akron, Ohio – At a reception held today at the Akron Art Museum (One South High St., Akron, OH 44308), Congressman Tim Ryan announced the winners of the 13th District Congressional Art Competition. There were 50 entries this year from 11 high schools around the District.
"I think it is important to recognize the importance of the creative arts in the lives of our students and encourage them to participate in artistic endeavors as often as possible," said Congressman Ryan. "These students are risk takers and put their work out there to be judged. It’s that level of boldness that drives innovation and moves our communities forward, whether you are an artist, engineer, architect, or city planner. These men and women will help Northeast Ohio reshape its future."
Best of Show: Kevin Shaffer, Valley Christian High School.
His artwork will hang in the Capitol Tunnel in Washington, D.C. for eleven months.
1st Place: Jenny Wang, Firestone High School
2nd Place: Gianna Allesse Jones, Warren G Harding High School
3rd Place: Madison McGuire, Niles McKinley High School
Allexus Minor, Valley Christian High School
Alyssa Kellar, Valley Christian High School
Andre Wooding, Kenmore High School
Bridget Walsh, Ursuline High School
Bristen Evans, Valley Christian High School
Derek Deppert , Kenmore High School
Elizabeth Butto, Boardman High School
Hayley Ohl, Trumbull Career and Technical Center
Josiah Hayes, Warren G Harding High School
Rea Gaugler, Niles McKinley High School
Tilchan Kalikotey, North High School
Tyra Cotto-French, Kenmore High School