Rep. Kelly Congratulates 3rd District’s 2018 National Art Competition Winners

May 3, 2018
Rep. Kelly with 1st Place winner Alexia Jack of Armstrong Jr.-Sr. High School and her family
Rep. Kelly Congratulates 3rd District’s 2018 National Art Competition Winners

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) issued the following statement today to officially announce and congratulate the winners of the 37th annual Congressional Art Competition from Pennsylvania’s Third District. The annual contest is a nationwide event sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives that enables high school students throughout the United States to showcase their artistic abilities and earn recognition for their efforts.

Statement by Rep. Kelly:

“I am very proud to congratulate the winners of the 2018 High School Congressional Art Competition from the Third District! I thank every student who entered this year’s contest and took time to create such wonderful works of art. Each young artist deserves enormous credit for putting his and her impressive talents on display for all to see. In particular, I congratulate Alexia Jack for winning the First Place prize and look forward to honoring her in our nation’s capital next month. Special thanks are also owed to the contest’s judges and to Martin and Martha Johnson, owners of the Sans MOCO Gallery in Greenville, for hosting this year's ceremony.”                                                                                                                   

The 2018 winners are as follows:

FIRST PLACE: Life: Beautiful, Steadfast Movement” by Alexia Jack of Armstrong Jr.-Sr. High School

SECOND PLACE: "Garden of the Gods” by Carina Miller of Fairview High School

THIRD PLACE: Written Dreams” by Lindsay Collins of Hickory High School

HONORABLE MENTION: A Walk in My Shoes” by Murphy McConnell of Hickory High School

More photos from the 2018 3rd District Awards Ceremony can be viewed here.

NOTE: The 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winners Reception (a.k.a. the National Art Competition Ceremony) will be held on Wednesday, June 27th, at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. The competition winner from the Third District will attend the reception with her family and have the distinct privilege of showcasing her artwork in the U.S. Capitol Building. Rep. Kelly will display the Second and Third place artwork, as well as the Honorable Mention, in his Washington, D.C. office. All four top honorees received an official congressional commendation during the district ceremony at the Sans MOCO Gallery in Greenville.