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Jaime Herrera Beutler Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner: Andreea Coroi from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler today announced the winners of Southwest Washington’s Congressional Art Competition, voted on by a panel of judges from across the region. The competition’s first prize winner is Andreea Coroi, from the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, with her artwork entitled “Mellona.”

The contest’s 2nd and 3rd prize winners both hail from Kelso High School. In 2nd place is Kylana Hegnes with her artwork entitled “Finn” and in 3rd place is Tyler McKinley with his artwork entitled “Beach Day.”

Coroi’s art piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, and Hegnes and McKinley will be invited to hang their winning pieces in Herrera Beutler’s Vancouver office.

“Southwest Washington students really showed up and put their artistic talents on display in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” Jaime said. “I was thrilled that we received a number of stunning submissions, and I want to thank every single student who submitted their artwork. I also want to congratulate our first-place winner, Andreea, and I look forward to hanging her beautiful painting in the U.S. Capitol!”

 

Southwest Washington Congressional Art Competition Winners:

1st Place: “Mellona” by Andreea Coroi of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

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2nd Place: “Finn” by Kylana Hegnes of Kelso High School

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3rd Place: “Beach Day” by Tyler McKinley of Kelso High School

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