Congressional Art Award
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated, as noted on the house.gov website.
Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC.
One piece of winning artwork from each congressional district within the state, is hung in the Cannon Tunnel leading to the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
This year, another Bancroft-Rosalie student won the acclaimed honor. Sunnie Hinman won with her oil pastel drawing—a detailed and realistic depiction of a pomegranate.
Sunnie was unaware she was the recipient of the award until it was announced at B-R High School Tuesday morning. To congratulate her for winning the award, Congressman Mike Flood visited the school in person. This was an award we had to keep secret. We had Congressman Flood, his staff, our administration, Sunnie’s parents, and Mr. Meyer waiting for her in our workroom. Let’s just say she was pleasantly surprised. Congratulations Sunnie, B-R is VERY proud of you!