Keith junior wins Congressional art competition
U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo (R-16) announced the winners of the 2011 Illinois 16th Congressional District High School Art Competition May 6 during a reception at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford.
Students from high schools across northern Illinois submitted 26 pieces of art for this year’s competition, in which the winner receives two free airplane tickets to Washington, D.C., for the national reception in June.
In addition, the winning artwork will be displayed in the halls of Congress with other winners for the next year. Winners also qualify for an annual $1,500 scholarship to the prestigious Savannah Center for Art and Design (www.scad.edu).
This year’s first-place winner is Michelle Zheng, a junior at Keith Country Day School in Rockford. Zheng’s winning piece is an ink drawing titled “Eye of the Tiger.”
Second place went to Lindsay Kurkiewicz of Huntley High School. Third place is Seonghui Park, a senior at Christian Life High School in Rockford.
From the May 18-24, 2011 issue
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