Rep. Lipinski Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition Winners
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that Brook Finger from Lemont High School is the Third Congressional District’s winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Finger’s painting honoring the sacrifices of area firefighters will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year alongside the winning pieces from congressional districts from across the country. She will also receive two roundtrip tickets for the exhibition opening this summer in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Lipinski presented Finger with a certificate at a ceremony attended by her family and teachers at Lemont High School today. Lipinski also gave school administrators an American flag that had been flown over the capitol building.
“I congratulate Ms. Finger for submitting a powerful piece that honors our heroic first responders who bravely put their lives on the line every day, often for people they don’t even know,” Rep. Lipinski said. “Our local firefighters play a critical role in keeping our communities safe, and it is an honor to have them represented in Washington through Brook’s hard work. I would like to thank all the young men and women throughout the district that participated in this year’s competition. The artwork displays a great amount of talent in different media. With so many great, diverse pieces to choose from, it was difficult to pick a winner.”
In addition to Finger’s winning piece, the five runners-up are: Laura Monsreal, of Reavis High School, who will have her artwork displayed in the Congressman’s D.C. office; Emma Hirt, of Lyons Township High School, who will have her piece displayed in the Congressman’s district office in Chicago; Victoria Rose Annarino, of Lemont High School, who will have her picture displayed in the Lockport district office; Tess Bowens, of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, who will have her artwork displayed in the Orland Park district office; and Kelly Bast, of Brookfield, who will have her piece displayed in the Oak Lawn district office.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.
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