• May 16, 2019

    Junior earns fourth place in art competition

    Nick Altland An Upper St. Clair High School junior earned fourth place honors in the annual Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Arts Caucus of the United States House of Representatives. Nick Altland was recognized for his photograph entitled “Over the Mon.”

    The winners were announced and all participants were recognized at an awards ceremony on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the University of Pittsburgh’s William Pitt Union. Also participating from Upper St. Clair High School was sophomore Tori Keller.

    This was the 25th year in a row that U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle has hosted this event. All public and private high school students within the 18th Congressional District are eligible to participate in this competition.

    Nick’s award-winning photo will be displayed in Congressman Doyle’s Bethel Park office.

    Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Artwork from the first-place winner of each congressional district throughout the nation is displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    Eligible original artwork includes paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photography. 

    The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

    Tori Keller