Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Schuylkill County Students' Artwork to Be Displayed in Nation's Capitol

The 2022 Congressional Art Competition for high school students was held on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Schuylkill Haven Walk-in Center.
Since the competition began in 1982, over 65,000 high school students have participated in the event. This competition provides an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries.

Each year members of Congress select one piece of artwork, that is submitted by high school students from their respective districts. The artwork is then sent to the U.S. Capital, where it will be displayed for one year in one of the busiest hallways in the Capital Complex for all members, staff, and visitors to see. All of the winning recipients are invited to a reception held at the Capital.

Pictured above: (l to r) Madison Colaco, Staff Assistant, Congressman Dan Meuser; Gabrielle Istenes, Joshua Griffith, Tom J. Gerhard, Deputy District Director, Congressman Dan Meuser; Megan Pasko, Zachary Taylor, and Nick Mason, Staff Assistant, Congressman Dan Meuser.