Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH) awarded Katherine Mazzella, from Westlake High School, the first place winner for Ohio’s Sixteenth Congressional District in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Katherine’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
“Congratulations to Katherine on this major accomplishment. She told me that her photos and inspiration came locally, which will provide the hallway leading to the Capitol, the perfect reminder of who we represent. It will be displayed among some of the best artistic talent across the country. I also must commend People’s Choice winner Marissa Yovanovich and runners up Katelyn Becker, Meghan Hummel, and Ashley Hall for their outstanding art pieces. It makes me proud to know such promising talent resides in the 16th District of Ohio,” Renacci said.
This year, over 100 students from eleven different high schools around the district participated in the OH-16 Congressional Art Competition. Their artwork was displayed in a week-long gallery show at the Brunswick Library where it was also judged by an independent jury of professional artists.
The winners are listed below, awards presentations took place at each individual school:
Honorable Mention in the category of Photography: Christina Bivens – Green High School
Honorable Mention in the category of Watercolor Paints: Lindsey Collins – Green High School
Honorable Mention in the category of Drawing: Sydney Greven – Green High School
Honorable Mention in the category of Mixed Media: Victoria Ogg – Orrville High School
Honorable Mention in the category of Colored Pencils: Madison Adams – Medina High School
Honorable Mention in the category of Oil Pastels: Lilian Kim – Medina High School
Honorable Mention in the category of Ink: Lily C. Herreid – Strongsville High School
Honorable Mention in the category of Pen and Ink: Mary DeFeo – Westlake High School
Honorable Mention in the category of Acrylic Paint: Kira Mudryk – Westlake High School
Honorable Mention in the category of Digital Print: Sara Massa – Westlake High School
People’s Choice Award: Marissa M. Yovanovich – Norton High School
3rd Runner Up: Ashely Hall – Green High School
2nd Runner Up: Meghan Hummel – Medina High School
1st Runner Up: Katelyn Becker – Norton High School
Best in Show: Katherine Mazzella – Westlake High School
Congressman Renacci would like to thank all participating schools listed below for their involvement in this year’s show.
Green High School
Field High School
Portage Lakes Career Center
Orrville High School
Medina High School
Brunswick High School
Norton High School
Strongsville High School
Westlake High School
Padua Franciscan High School
Northwestern High School