Congressional Artistic Discovery Winners

Freddie Lambright, III with Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) has announced that Berkeley’s Saint Mary’s College High School junior Freddie Lambright, III was selected as the winner of the 30th annual Artistic Discovery High School Congressional Arts Competition. Lee announced the winner of this year’s competition during a ceremony at Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley on Saturday, April 21. Lambright will have his “Self Portrait” displayed in the corridor that connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol for a year. He will also receive a pair of round-trip tickets to attend a ceremony that will be held this summer in Washington D.C. to celebrate the winners of the arts competition. “I was impressed with the efforts of all of the students who participated in Artistic Discovery,” said Lee. “The creativity and energy of these students and their art is an inspiration to us all.” “An Artistic Discovery” is an annual Congressional art competition that recognizes emerging high school artists throughout the country. Forty-six students from throughout the 9th Congressional District competed in this year’s competition. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since its inception, over 650,000 high school students from throughout the country have participated in the competition. Castro Valley High School sophomore Grace Moon took home the competition’s second-place prize and will have her artwork displayed in Congresswoman Lee’s office for the next year. Eriana Panopoulos, a senior from Saint Joseph Notre Dame, finished third.
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