Sammamish High Schooler Named Winner of 8th District Congressional Art Competition

May 7, 2021
Press Release

ISSAQUAH, WA – Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) has announced that Skyline High School sophomore Ashley Zhang won the 8th district’s Congressional Art Competition. Her piece, titled Into the Unknown, is above. Ashley and the runners-up were informed last night during a virtual Zoom reception.

“This has been a difficult year for young people who have had to learn remotely and had their lives upended,” said Rep. Schrier. “I’m so glad that the Congressional Art Competition provided an outlet to the talented students artists in the 8th district. I look forward to having these unique pieces of art displayed at the U.S. Capitol and in my DC and district offices. Thank you to all of the students who submitted their art this year!”

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, including in the 8th Congressional District.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 8th District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington, DC will also include the winning artwork from all participating districts throughout the country.