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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Announces Winners of Congressional Art Competition

May 6, 2013
Press Release
High school artist's work will hang in Capitol Building for one year

Madison, WI– On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced the winners of the second district’s Congressional Art Competition, a high school visual arts contest that showcases the best student art from around the country. His district office collected more than 30 submissions of artwork from high schools across south-central Wisconsin.

Pocan congratulated the following students on their winning pieces:

  • Grand Prize: Leah Godchaux, Sometimes You Can’t Hold It All In, West High School
  • Second Place:  Riley Bohage, 1 Blue Ball, West High School
  • Third Place: RoseMarie Winger, In the Jungle, Edgewood High School
  • Fourth Place: Matthew Molina, Strangers, Edgewood High School

“I want to thank all the students who participated in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” said Pocan. “I was truly impressed by the creativity, talent, and hard work displayed in all of the beautiful pieces. Congratulations to Leah and the other winners—I hope you continue to tenaciously pursue your passion for art.”

Grand prize-winner Godchaux will have her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year. The other three finalists will have their art displayed in the Congressman’s D.C. and district offices.

A gallery of all the submissions is available here.