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Congressman Lee Zeldin Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition

May 7, 2015
Press Release

Patchogue, NY – On Monday, May 4, 2015, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) announced that Brenden Snow, student at East Hampton High School, is the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the First Congressional District: “The Artistic Discovery Contest” 

The House of Representatives hosts a nation-wide high school art competition every spring to raise awareness of the importance of art programs in our schools, and to recognize and celebrate the creativity and diversity of our art students. The winning artwork for each congressional district is displayed in the United States Capitol for one year.

The winner and a guest will receive a flight to Washington, DC to see their artwork in the Capitol building courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

Congressman Zeldin said, “On behalf of the First Congressional District, I would like to offer my congratulations to Brenden Snow, the artist of ‘Atlantic Terrace,’ and winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. I would also like to thank all of the students who participated in our art contest. My staff and I were truly amazed at the level of artistic talent of our high school students here in the First Congressional District. The creativity and enthusiasm that we saw in all of the artwork submitted for this contest was inspiring.”

Pictured above with their artwork (from left to right) are Mia Karlin-Cappello, from East Hampton High School, who placed second in the competition, Edward Concilio, a representative for Southwest Airlines, who stood in for Brenden Snow, absent from the picture, and Julia M. Shi, from The Stony Brook School, who placed third in the competition