Huntley senior winner of Congressional art contest

Tabitha Hein

U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Ill., announced the winner of the 2012 Illinois 16th Congressional District High School Art Competition.

Students from high schools across northern Illinois submitted 16 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. Also, the winning artwork will be displayed in the halls of Congress with other winners for the next year. Winners may also qualify for a $3,000 scholarship to the prestigious Savannah Center for Art and Design (

This year’s first-place winner is Tabitha Hein, a senior at Huntley High School in Huntley. Tabitha’s winning piece is a color pencil drawing titled “French Quarter.” The second-place winner is Michael Anthony Abboreno, who attends Harry D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin. The third-place winner is Andrew Plautz, who attends North Love Christian School in Rockford.

From the May 16-22, 2012, issue

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