On Monday, May 2, 2016, U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-14) hosted the 2016 Congressional High School Arts Competition for the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania at the University of Pittsburgh’s William Pitt Union. Alyssa Marsh from Springdale High School has won the First Place ribbon.
Ms. Marsh’s artwork, a drawing in colored pencil entitled “American Reflaction,” will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. Her work was selected out of a field of 74 entries from 16 schools in the 14th Congressional District.
Miranda Miller from Woodland Hills High School was awarded second place for her untitled oil and acrylic painting. Ms. Miller received third place last year for her acrylic on board painting entitled “Corner of Hanover and Church,” and she won the top prize in 2014 for her charcoal composition “City Built on Hope.”
Hannah Schwartz from Penn Hills High School received third place for her Boise acrylic composition entitled “Pup Kaiyai.”
Sabrina Davies from West Mifflin High School was awarded fourth place for her white charcoal, watercolor, and acrylic artwork entitled “The Lingering Past.”
Nicole Bonomo from Wilson Christian Academy received the fifth place award for her acrylic composition “Snowy Owl.”
“We received more than 70 impressive entries for this year’s competition, and I don’t know how the judges were able to pick a winner,” Congressman Doyle said. “The effort and dedication that these students put into their work is clear, and their artistic talents are quite evident in the artwork they submitted. They all should be very proud of their creativity and ability.”
The competition was again sponsored by the Congressional Arts Caucus of the United States House of Representatives. This was the twenty-second year in a row that Rep. Doyle has hosted this event. All public and private high school students within the 14th Congressional District are eligible to participate in this competition.
“Every year, I am amazed at the talent and creativity of the young people in our communities,” Congressman Doyle remarked. “It is my pleasure to acknowledge and recognize these individuals and their artistic abilities by sponsoring this event each year.”