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April 26, 2014

Rep. Schweikert Announces 2014 Congressional Art Competition Winners

Scottsdale, Ariz., Saturday April 26, 2014—Rep. Schweikert released a statement following the announcement of the winners of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for the Sixth Congressional District Saturday:

“Congratulations to all of the students that participated. Every year I look forward to seeing the creativity of our students and this year was no exception,” said Schweikert.

“Thank you to all of the teachers and families that have supported the artists– I look forward to seeing the art displayed here at home and in D.C.”

Award Recipients:

First Place
Nick Erickson, Chaparral High School
On the Job

Second Place
Lan Julia Liang, Chaparral High School

Third Place
Hailey Miller, Thunderbird High School
Toxic Atmosphere

Honorable Mentions:

Richard Nguyen, Apollo High School | Coach Orr

Navya Dasari, BASIS Scottdale | Terpsichore

Luciana Dahdah, Chaparral High School | Floating Ring

Emma Gerut, Desert Mountain High School | Timeline

Sydney Smith, Foothills Academy College Preparatory | The Real Me

Taylor Pennington, Greenway High School | Bible

Brianna Bosley, Horizon High School | American Strength

Kristen Larsen, Thunderbird High School | In Remembrance

In 1982, Congress established an art competition to showcase the talents of our nation’s young artists.  Each spring, thousands of high school students from around the country participate for the opportunity to have their art work displayed prominently in the tunnels and walkways of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Nick Erickson’s winning piece of artwork will represent Arizona’s 6th District in the 33rd Annual Congressional Art Show and will be on display for a year in the United States Capitol campus along with other Congressional state winners. The second and third place pieces by Lan Julia Lang and Hailey Miller respectively, will be displayed in Rep. Schweikert’s Washington and Scottsdale office.

NOTE: Full size photos from the reception are available. Please email Maggie Zehring at


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