Congressional Art Competition Winners Announced

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WASHINGTON, May 16, 2018 | Alexah Rogge (202-225-2911) | comments
This spring, high school students from across Iowa's first district submitted art pieces to the annual Congressional Art Competition. Congressman Blum held a reception at the University of Northern Iowa to recognize the winning students:

1st Place: Brie Sperfslage from Alburnett High School
2nd Place: Daniel Berdecia-Medina from Waterloo East High School
Honorable Mentions: Abbigail Prucha from Alburnett High School, Madeleine Kapler from Columbus High School, and Ella Thompson from Alburnett High School

Full participant list:

  •  Abbigail Prucha from Alburnett High School (Alburnett, IA)
  • Alexis Williams from Cedar Falls High School (Cedar Falls, IA)
  • Bailey Neighbor from Alburnett High School (Alburnett, IA)
  • Brie Sperfslage from Alburnett High School (Alburnett, IA)
  • Brylee Hoeppner from Northwood-Kensett High School (Northwood, IA)
  • Daniel Williamson from Waterloo East High School (Waterloo, IA)
  • Daniel Berdecia-Medina from Waterloo East High School (Waterloo, IA)
  • Ella Thompson from Alburnett High School (Alburnett, IA)
  • Elvina Ibricic from Waterloo East High School (Waterloo, IA)
  • Gabby Weyland Alburnett High School (Alburnett, IA)
  • Kayli Mackin from Grinnell High School (Grinnell, IA)
  • Kelsey Vize from Hempstead High School (Dubuque, IA)
  • Madeleine Kapler from Columbus High School (Waterloo, IA)
  • Madison Osborn Alburnett High School (Alburnett, IA)
  • Michael Zaky Cedar Falls High School (Cedar Falls, IA)
  • Parker Strauss from Cedar Falls High School (Cedar Falls, IA)
  • Sydney Green from Grinnell High School (Grinnell, IA)

Congressman Blum commented, "This competition is a great way to encourage students across Iowa's first district to show off and receive recognition for their artistic abilities. Congratulations to the winner, Brie Sperfslage, and to all of the students who participated. Brie's winning art piece will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol for one year, and will serve as a great display of the talent in Iowa's first district."

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in Iowa's First District. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the District. The over-all winner of the IA-01 competition will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with the winning artwork from each participating district across the nation.

For more details on the next Congressional Art Competition, visit www.blum.house.gov or email Alli.McGough@mail.house.gov.


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