(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Paul F. Sarapas, Department Coordinator Fine Applied & Technical Arts Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.)
Each spring, members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a nationwide high school arts competition.
The Congressional Arts Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity form members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the competition.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students. The artwork of the over-all winner in each district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.
On May 3, Rep. Niki Tsongas held an Artists' Reception at the Chelmsford Public Library to announce the winners and runners-up. Winning first place was Adam Blake of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School for his painting, a self portrait entitled "Exhaustion."
Also included in the exhibit was a photograph by Lincoln-Sudbury student Sam Smith-Boyle entitled "Tidepool." Adam's painting will be displayed in the U.S. Congress for one year and he and one other person will be invited to the opening reception in Washington, D.C. layer this spring.