Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. 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.
Only 18 pieces of artwork were selected for this year’s juried exhibit. Piscataway High School visual arts students received 5 of the 18 awards! Jamie received 1st Place. Her artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along with winning pieces by students from around the country for one year. Two other AP Drawing students, Mary and Neha, each received Honorable Mention. All the students were honored at the Sixth Congressional District Spring Awards Ceremony.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School