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Jessie White '18 Wins the 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to Jessie White '18 for winning the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Florida's Seventh District picked by Stephanie Murphy! Jessie takes AP Photography at Trinity Prep and she is the Photo Editor of the Yearbook. She will be attending the University of Florida in the fall and will be majoring in Creative Photography and Advertising.


Murphy Announces Winner in 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Winter Park student's art will hang in U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy today announced that Jessie Li White, a senior at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, Fla., is the winner of her 2018 Congressional Art Competition. A panel of local art teachers reviewed over 50 submissions from high school students in Florida's Seventh Congressional District during a recent exhibition event hosted by Murphy and ultimately selected White's piece, titled "Self-Portrait," as the winning artwork. The Congressional Institute, which sponsors the yearly competition, will now fly White to Washington, D.C., for a special ceremony alongside the winners of other participating congressional districts. Her artwork will then be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year and featured on the official Congressional Art Competition website.

Jessie Li White, accompanied by her parents Michael and Zhuli (left) and fine arts teacher Ryan Bowden (right), alongside her winning art piece (Additional hi-res photos available here)

"I am so impressed by the creativity that students showcased during our Congressional Art Competition, and I commend Jessie and all the young artists that participated," said Murphy. "For the second year in a row, we had incredible participation from students representing high schools from every part of our district, so I'm grateful to the teachers and parents who continue to inspire students to develop their artistic talents. I'm proud to do my part in Congress to support and nurture creativity in all our children."

More than 650,000 high school students have participated in the U.S. House of Representatives' Artistic Discovery competition since it began in 1982. The Congressional Institute sponsors the nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district across America.