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Airport High School Student Wins 2019 Congressional Art Competition

June 25, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg today announced Sarah Mitchell of Monroe as the winner of the 7th District’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Sarah’s oil painting, “Vibrant Bison,” depicts a brown bison with a light blue background, standing in colorful red, yellow, green, and blue grass. The winning artwork will now hang in the Cannon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol Building for the next year, along with winners from other districts across the country.

“We had an abundance of unique and impressive entries for this year’s art competition,” said Congressman Walberg. “Congratulations to Sarah on her truly outstanding painting that put her on top. Sarah’s creativity really shines through in this piece, and I am excited for her to represent our community in the halls of Congress.”

Sarah just completed her junior year at Airport High School and is the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Mitchell. Her art teacher is Katherine Moschetti. 

Second place was awarded to Mitchell VanNote for his acrylic painting “Drop,” which depicts a paratrooper among the clouds, inspired by his grandfather who was a paratrooper. Mitchell is the son of Kendra Scott and his art teacher at Potterville High School is Annette Lerma. As the runner up, his painting will be displayed at Congressman Walberg’s Jackson office.

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