Rep. Newhouse Announces 2015 Congressional High School Art Competition Winners

May 8, 2015
Press Release

YAKIMA – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) today announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for high school student in the Fourth District.

“I am proud of all the student artists who submitted entries and participated in this year’s competition,” said Rep. Newhouse. “The talent of the artists made it a difficult and very close choice. I look forward to seeing the artwork created by Washington’s young people displayed in the U.S. Capitol for all visitors to enjoy, as well as in the Fourth District congressional offices in D.C., Yakima, and Tri-Cities.”

Rep. Newhouse was pleased please to have an advisory committee of Fourth District residents who helped select the finalists. Given how close the decision was, Rep. Newhouse has invited two artists to have their artwork displayed in the Capitol complex. The winning entry, Liberty, by Eisenhower High School senior Katherine Patterson, will be hung in the U.S. Capitol alongside winning entries from congressional districts across the country for one year. The winner will visit Washington, D.C. to attend a reception sponsored by the Congressional Institute, which holds the annual competition.  Naches High School student Jaden Fitchett was invited to have his artwork titled, Rogue, hung in Congressman Newhouse’s D.C. congressional office.


Winner: Liberty by Katherine Patterson, senior at Eisenhower High School in Yakima

1st Place: Rogue by Jaden Fitchett, in 10th grade at Naches High School

Honorable Mention: For Dad by Dirce Noel Schuler, in 10th grade at Naches High School

Honorable Mention: Live and Let Live by Naveena Bontha, in 10th grade at Hanford High School.

You can view the entries on Rep. Newhouse’s Facebook page here.