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Congressman Tim Walberg

Representing the 7th District of Michigan


Jefferson High School Student Wins 2018 Congressional Art Competition

June 29, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) welcomed Lindsey Hammer, the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for the 7th District, to Washington, D.C. this week. Lindsey just finished her junior year at Jefferson High School in Monroe. She was awarded first place for her pencil and white charcoal drawing entitled, “Grandma’s Hands,” which is a drawing of the artist’s grandmother’s hands at rest.

“Each year, I come away impressed by all of the gifted young artists in Michigan’s 7th district,” said Congressman Walberg. “Congratulations to Lindsey on her remarkable submission that told a special story about her family. Her hard work, creativity and passion are evident in her artwork, and I am pleased that visitors to the U.S. Capitol will be able to enjoy it throughout the year ahead.”

Lindsey is the daughter of Julie and Terry Hammer of Newport, and her art teacher at Jefferson High School is Victoria DeBord. Her winning artwork will be part of a yearlong display in the Cannon Tunnel to the Capitol along with other pieces from high school students around the country. 

Second place was awarded to Olivia Cymes, who just completed her sophomore year at Clinton High School, for her mixed media painting entitled, “Nokomis.” It is an ocean scene created with oil, pastel, and acrylic paints and is painted in shades of blue, green, and brown. Olivia is the daughter of Kristi Cymes, and her art teacher at Clinton High School is Ashley Kendrick.