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Reichert Announces Winners of Congressional Art Competition

President Ely, U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert, and Mia Hell with her winning piece, "Dive In."

U .S. Congressman Dave Reichert held a reception for the participants of this year's Congressional Art Competition at Green River College on May 2.  It was announced that this year's winner is Mia Hell from Tahoma Senior High School.  Her winning piece is entitled "Dive In."  Second and third place were claimed by Austin Perry ("Sustainability"), and Dylan Hageman ("Clear Vision"), respectively; both are students at Tahoma Senior High School. 

"I am so pleased by the high level of participation this year and I am blown away by the quality and talent displayed in each submission," said Reichert.  "Each one of these students should take pride in their accomplishments, just as I and the rest of this district take pride in them.  I look forward to seeing Mia's artwork in the halls of the Capitol as a visual reminder of the talent and commitment to success in our district." 

The Congressional Art Competition was founded in 1982.  Since that time, more than 650,000 high school students from across the nation have participated.  This year, Washington's 8th District saw a higher than average turnout with 48 students entering 80 pieces of artwork. The participating schools included Auburn Mountainview High School, Auburn Senior High School, Bonney Lake High School, Chelan High School, Skyline High School, and Tahoma Senior High School.