Four Seton Students Finalists in the Congressional Art Competition
By Sydney Schultz
Juniors Katie Jacobs, Emily Geigle, Amanda Jacobs, and Alyssa Ramstetter are finalist in the Congressional Art Competition locally for Steve Chabot’s office. According to the House of Representative’s website, “each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.”
There are 20 finalists locally, and Seton is proud to represent four of them. The one individual chosen to have their work displayed at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. for a year will be flown expense free to D.C. in June for a ceremony. Seton class of 2013 graduate, Katerina Gay, won this honor her junior year in 2012. Two others will have their art work displayed for a year at local offices. In the past, other Seton finalists have been Carly Hartmann and Maria Carroll.
Everyone is encouraged to vote online at the following link for the girls: http://chabot.house.gov/constituent-services/art-competition.htm. Katie Jacobs is number 5, Emily Geigle is number 9, Amanda Jacobs is number 11, and Alyssa Ramstetter is number 19 on the website. Voting ends April 11.
Amanda Jacobs said, “Art class is just a way to let yourself explore your mind and let go. I enjoy it because it allows you to express yourself in a unique way. I had my piece of art from the beginning of the year, but I chose the flowers because they were colorful. ”
On Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m., all students who entered the contest will be displaying their artwork at Cincinnati’s Union Terminal.
Don’t forget to vote!
Photo credit to Steve Chabot’s Office