HUSD Students Win 6 Awards at the Congressional Art Competition

Each Spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nation-wide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since its inception in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winning artwork is displayed for one year at the United States Capitol. 

This year, our Hemet students took six of the seven awards, an amazing feat for our students! Our first and second place winners, Tenzing Carvalho and Lusita Madera Gonzalez will both have their entries displayed at the Capitol Building for the next year! Congratulations to our talented students! And kudos to their teachers, Troy Berry, Hemet High School, and Daniel Morales, West Valley High. 

The winners are as follows:
1st Place: Tenzing Carvalho, Western Center Academy
2nd Place: Lusita Madera Gonzalez, West Valley High School
3rd Place: Kelly Tapia, Western Center Academy
Best 9th: Samuel Alexander Arichiga, Hemet High School
Best 10th: Katy Ryan Wiklund, Hemet High School
Best 11th: Alexa Melendez, Hemet High School