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Walberg Announces Winners of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

June 8, 2021
Press Release

Jackson, MI—Congressman Tim Walberg today announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s 7th District.

Karlee Szczesniak is a senior at Clinton High School in Lenawee County, and her artwork will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol Building. Her entry, “Water Under the Bridge,” is a chalk pastel painting that depicts a green forest with large trees, a waterfall, and a bridge. Karlee’s art teacher at Clinton High School is Ashley Kendrek.

Baileigh Clevenger is a junior at Lumen Christi Catholic School in Jackson County, and her artwork will be displayed in Congressman Walberg’s Jackson office. Her entry, “The 9am Crowd,” is a paper scene of one of Jackson’s iconic diners. Baileigh’s art teacher at Lumen Christi is Alicia Miller.

“The amount of exceptional submissions we received for this year’s contest is a testament to the creativity that resides in our district,” said Walberg. “I commend Karlee and Baileigh on their incredible artwork that demonstrate a deep commitment to their craft. It was a pleasure to celebrate these young artists’ accomplishments in person, and I look forward to seeing where their talent takes them in the years to come.”

Congressman Walberg recently visited both high schools to congratulate the 2021 winners. Click HERE for a picture with Karlee and HERE for a picture with Baileigh.