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Senior Takes First in Congressional Competition

Senior Named First Place Winner in Congressional Art Competition
Posted on 05/31/2022
Senior Named First Place Winner in Congressional Art CompetitionLongwood High School senior Shelby Spillet was recently named the 2022 winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the First Congressional District.  

Shelby's oil pastel drawing, By the Seaside, will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. In addition, Shelby has been invited to Washington, DC, to attend a reception for this year's first-place winners from each congressional district throughout the country.

Hosted by Congressman Lee Zeldin, the competition raises awareness of the importance of art programs in our schools and celebrates the creativity and diversity of our art students. 

"Congratulations to Shelby, the first place winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for New York's First Congressional District and all of this year's participants," said Congressman Zeldin. "The quality and talent of young artists from across the First District remains unparalleled, making it especially challenging to choose a winner. It's an honor to recognize their talent, creativity, and hard work, and I look forward to seeing what each of these students does next."

The House of Representatives hosts a nationwide high school art competition every spring to raise awareness of the importance of art programs in our schools and recognize and celebrate students' creativity and diversity.

Shelby Spillet



Congressman Zeldin and Longwood High School art teachers Ms. Lulenski and Mrs. Gerard congratulate Shelby on being named the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the First Congressional District.
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