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Three students earn top awards in Congressional Art competition
Three students earn top awards in Congressional Art competition
Posted on 03/24/2020
Three award winning art projectsThree Utica Community Schools student artists took the top spots in the U.S. Congressional Art competition.

Eisenhower students Bryanna Ankawi took first place and Samantha Caballero and Zachary Jaracz earned second place finishes in the prestigious art competition.

Ankawi earned first place for "Good Day," Caballero was recognized for "Birthday Boy” and Zachary Jaracz was honored for "Flood Waters." Their teachers are Nancy Druia, Josephine Braun, and Jennifer Ramirez. 

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.