Congressman Reed Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner

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WASHINGTON – On Wednesday Congressman Tom Reed announced the winner of the 2019 Congressional High School Art Competition.

Image by US Congressman Tom Reed’s Office.

Reed in a news release to the media announced that Allegany-Limestone High School Senior Ashlyn Schuman won first place for her oil painted ‘sunflower.’

“Enhancing participation and continuing the competition is something we care about preserving for future generations,” Reed said. “We are proud to have Ashlyn’s artwork featured in Washington.”

Schuman and her parents will be invited to travel to Washington, D.C. for a reception on June 24th with all winners of the Congressional Art Competition.

Schuman’s artwork will be on display in the United States Capitol for one year in the Cannon Tunnel.

“We saw some of the tremendous talent of the young artists from our district,” reed added. “Our congratulations go out to all of the winners and we thank every participant who made this year’s competition a success.”

The following students were selected as finalists and their artwork will be on display in Tom’s Washington office for one year.

Runner up:

  • Jessica Ritchie, (12th grade) from Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School entitled “Lake Sonoma”.


  • Naomi Cator-Szymanski, (10th grade) from Dryden High School entitled “Ashleigh”.
  • Tristan Shell, (10th grade) from Mynderse Academy entitled “Self-portrait of an Artist”.
  • David Shull, (12th grade) from Pine Valley Jr/Sr High School entitled “Supplies”.
  • Joanne Kim, (12th grade) from Horseheads High School entitled “Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk”.

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