Kuster Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition
CONCORD, N.H. – Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) yesterday congratulated Haleigh Simmons of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on winning the 2013 Congressional Art Competition in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District. Kuster presented Haleigh, an 11th grader, with an award and congratulated other student participants for their outstanding submissions.
“It was so wonderful to recognize these students and congratulate them on their beautiful artwork,” Kuster said. “New Hampshire has such a rich history in the arts, and it’s inspiring to see so many young Granite Staters carrying on that legacy.”
Haleigh’s winning submission, One with the Tiger, was selected by a panel of professional judges. For winning this year’s competition, Haleigh will be invited to attend the yearly Congressional Art Competition Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, June 26. Her artwork will hang in the Capitol for the entire year.
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. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
Rob Friedlander, (202) 225-5206