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Congressman Ryan Costello

Representing the 6th District of Pennsylvania


April 25, 2017
Press Release

West Chester, PA – Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06), a member of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Caucus and a strong supporter of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), today congratulated the winners and participants of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Students from across Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District were encouraged to participate in the annual competition.

Hannah from Conestoga High School was awarded first-place for her piece entitled "3 Storks," which will be displayed in the Cannon House Office Building’s tunnel to the U.S. Capitol along with first-place winners from congressional districts across the country. The second, third, and honorable mention pieces will be displayed throughout Rep. Costello’s offices in Washington, D.C. and the district.

“The creativity displayed this year and every year by students from our community shows the depth of hard work and talent of our region’s students” said Rep. Costello. “I congratulate and thank each student who submitted their exceptional work to the competition.”

2017 Winners of the Congressional Art Competition

Winners 2017

1st Place Winner

Name:  Hannah Atchinson

School:  Conestoga High School

Grade:  12th

Title:  3 Storks

Medium:  Pen and Ink

Address: Berwyn


2nd Place Winner

Name:  Rachel Voshell

School:  Henderson High School

Grade:  12th

Title:  Sleight Farm School

Medium:  Watercolor

Address: West Chester


3rd Place Winner

Name:  Elizabeth Gay

School:  Conestoga High School

Grade:  12th

Title:  Still Life

Medium:  Charcoal

Address: Berwyn


4th Place Winner/Honorable Mention

Name:  Juliet Roncace

School:  Phoenixville Area High School

Title:  Eye of the Beholder

Medium:  Digital Photography

Address: Phoenixville