Student Artists Win National Competition
Two North High students were selected as winners of the 2012 “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition. Kelly Egan and Morgan Sandacz will have their photographs displayed in Washington D.C.
North High Student Kelly Egan’s “Painted” captured first place in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition
Egan was awarded first place for her piece, “Painted.” Her artwork will be displayed for one year as part of a national exhibit in a corridor of the U.S. Capitol that is dedicated to the talent of today’s youth. She also received two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend a national award ceremony with other young artists from across the country.
CAPTION: North High Student Morgan Sandacz’s “Enlighten Me” won second place in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition
Second place was awarded to North High’s Morgan Sandacz. Her photograph, “Enlighten Me,” will be showcased in Biggert’s Washington, D.C. office.
“We are so proud of Kelly and Morgan. It’s the first time a photograph in our region has garnered a first place award in this prestigious national competition,” says North High Fine Arts Chair Brayer Teague. “The judges commented on how sophisticated and successful both pieces are in the use of imagery, execution, and conveying their ideas.”
U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL-13) announced the winners at the Woodridge Public Library. The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide contest that provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to showcase the artistic talents of high school students. Since it was launched in 1982, more than 690,000 young artists have participated.