Rep. Newhouse Announces 2016 Congressional High School Art Competition Winners

May 10, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) today announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for high school student in the Fourth District.

“This competition gives high school students in Central Washington the opportunity to showcase their artwork in the United States Capitol for thousands of visitors to see,” said Rep. Newhouse. “I congratulate Audra Coulson from Wahluke High School in Mattawa for submitting the winning entry, Soul Sisters. I also congratulate everyone who participated and those whose work will be displayed proudly in Fourth District congressional offices in Yakima and the Tri-Cities.”

Rep. Newhouse was assisted by an advisory committee of Fourth District residents who helped select the competition finalists. The winning entry, Soul Sisters, by Audra Coulson from Wahluke High School in Mattawa, 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. Second place winner Remember, by Yliana Adame from Toppenish High School will be offered the opportunity to hang her artwork in the Fourth Congressional Office in Yakima, and third place winner Madre de la Naturaleza, by Selina Villafan from Toppenish High School will be offered the opportunity to have her artwork hang in Tri-Cities office. 

Winner: Soul Sisters, Audra Coulson, 11th grade Wahluke High School

2nd Place: Remember, Yliana Adame, Toppenish High School

3rd Place: Madre de la Naturaleza, Selina Villafan, Toppenish High School

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