A senior at St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey was one of 24 students recognized by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Westchester) earlier this month for their achievements in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
Adrian Sanchez of St. Bernard earned the second place award in the contest behind first-place winner Christopher Lizama of Leuzinger High School. Sanchez, who is taught by Ron Baum, will have his artwork showcased in Waters’ Washington D.C. office during the coming year.
Since the contest’s inception in 1982, over 750,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide Congressional Art Competition.
“The Congressional Art Competition is a wonderful way to recognize the creative talents of young artists from our community, and I commend both the students and their teachers for their hard work,” said Waters. “I look forward to displaying their remarkable talent for one year in my offices and the U.S. Capitol.”
This year’s participants included students representing eight high schools across the 43rd Congressional District.
The third place winner was Soohyun Park of Torrance’s North High School, while the fourth place prize was awarded to Adilah Trimble of Inglewood High School.