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Rep. Napolitano Honors Local Students in 2014 Congressional High School Art Contest

May 5, 2014
Press Release

(San Dimas, CA) On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) held a ceremony honoring the winners of the 2014 Art Contest, “An Artistic Discovery,” for the 32nd Congressional District at the Walker House in San Dimas.

 “Our San Gabriel Valley has a tremendous number of talented young artists,” Napolitano said. “It is critical that we give these promising youngsters academic programs and scholarships to help them fully develop their talent. Thank you to all of the supportive teachers and parents for encouraging these young artists to express themselves creatively. We congratulate all of our students and are so proud to have their artwork represent our district.”

Nhi Pham of Arroyo High School won first place with her work, “Windy.”

“I am extremely excited and proud to be chosen among all of the amazing artists in our area,” Pham said. “I look forward to seeing all of the other artwork that has been selected across the nation.”

For the next year, Pham’s work will hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building alongside other winning works of art from across the country.

Napolitano’s office received a record of more than 200 art pieces from 16 high schools throughout the 32nd Congressional District, including Arroyo High School, Baldwin Park High School, Basset High School, Bonita High School, Duarte High School, El Monte High School, Gladstone High School, Los Altos High School, La Puente High School, Monrovia High School, Mountain View High School, Nogales High School, Northview High School, San Dimas High School, Sierra Vista High School and William Workman High School.


First place: Nhi Pham, Arroyo High School. “Windy”

Second place: Julie Hang, El Monte High School. “George Washington”

Third place: Anessa Machuca, Northview High School. “Love At First Sight”

Judges’ Choice: Ruby Mendiola, Arroyo High School. “Midnight Howl”

Judges’ Choice: Daniel Chan, Northview High School. Untitled

Judges’ Choice: Marilynn Christine Chavez, Sierra Vista High School. “School is Important to Me”

Honorable Mention: Valeria Saucedo, Sierra Vista High School. “Enchainment”

Honorable Mention: Raymond Phung, Sierra Vista High School. “Lizard”

Honorable Mention: Julie Hang, El Monte High School. “Self-Portrait”

Honorable Mention: Airene Cruz, Arroyo High School. Untitled

Honorable Mention: Evelyn Alvarado, Sierra Vista High School. “Lost Edges”

Honorable Mention: Karina Vega, Northview High School. “Speak up Now”

Special Recognition Award: Jarely Bueno, Gladstone High School. “Psycho”

The Congressional Art Competition is held every year to give young artists an opportunity to display their talent on a local and potentially national level. First place winners are selected from each of the participating Congressional Districts, and their artwork is put on display for a year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. High school students interested in entering the contest next year should talk to their art teacher.


A gallery of images can be found at

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