Congressman Neal Selects Art Competition from Wilbraham & Monson Academy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 14, 2013
CONTACT: William Tranghese (202) 225-5601
(WASHINGTON) Congressman Richard E. Neal today announced that Seon Young "Sadie" Park, a Junior at Wilbraham & Monson Academy, has been selected as the 2013 Winner of the Congressional Art Competition representing western and central Massachusetts. Her entry, "The Learned Virtuoso," was selected over 52 other entries from students in the 1st Congressional District. The artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building for one year. She was congratulated for her achievement by Neal in his Springfield office this week.
Each spring, the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Participation in the contest is at the discretion of each Member of Congress.
Students submit entries to their representatives' office, and panels of district judges select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington D.C.