Home / Arts and entertainment  / Compton High senior wins congressional art competition

Compton High senior wins congressional art competition

Compton High senior Jacqueline Cuapio wins a scholarship and her art will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., proclaimed  Jaqueline Cuapio, a Compton High senior, winner of this year’s  44th Congressional District

Compton High senior Jacqueline Cuapio wins a scholarship and her art will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., proclaimed  Jaqueline Cuapio, a Compton High senior, winner of this year’s  44th Congressional District Art Competition.  The annual competition featured art submitted by high school students across her district.

Cuapio’s  winning entry is a portrait of American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW).

The first place win for Cuapio came with two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to see her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol alongside first place winning art from around the country.  Her art will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Each spring, Congress holds a national high school art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

This year, 90 students submitted artwork to Hahn, which was displayed this weekend at the Crafted Art Fair at the Port of Los Angeles.  Local artists, Eugene Daub, Devon Tsuno, and Mojgan Mozaffari, served as judges for the competition.

Ruben Vasquez, also from Compton High took second place. Tatiana Aldana from Phineas Banning High School took third place.

 

 

 

Compton Herald is a digital news publication providing clear, fair and current news, information and commentary about Compton and the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California, and the world.

NO COMMENTS

Join the conversation!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.