WALL TOWNSHIP — The winners of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition were announced by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith at a Monday night award ceremony held at Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center in Brick.
“Tonight, we acknowledge, respect and honor these young artists’ extraordinary talent unleashed on canvas or some other medium and the years of nurturing, devotion and discipline it took to perfect that talent by parents, teachers and friends,” said Rep. Smith, who facilitates the annual contest aimed at recognizing and fostering the artistic talent of high school students in the local community.
Best in show winner was Wall High School senior Cassidy Savage, first place runner-up, Marisa Amitie; second place runner-up, Sara Nugent; and third place runner-up, Katie Cortese.
“We made Wall High School history last night with a clean sweep at the Congressional Art Competition!” said Jill Alexander, Wall High School art teacher.
“We celebrate these 89 amazing young artists with impeccable vision and talent and the remarkable works of art they have created,” Rep. Smith said. “With our eyes and hearts and souls we breathe in the inspiration—the inner vision—each gifted artist has given to us to enjoy and appreciate.”
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