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San Mateo High School Student Wins Congressional Arts Competition

Lily Ren with her winning artwork and Congresswoman Jackie Speier Congratulations to San Mateo High School student Lily Ren, winner of the Congressional Arts Competition. Lily won first place in Jackie Speier’s 14th Congressional District.
 
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. High school students submit entries to their representative's office, and panels of local artists in each district select the winning entries, which are then displayed for one year at the Capitol. 
 
As the winner of the competition, Lily received a trip to Washington, DC for an honorary reception where Members of Congress will recognize finalists from all 50 states. Her  artwork will hang on display for one year in the main corridor between the U.S. Capitol and House Office Buildings.