Lakewood, Colo. – In early May, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) hosted the annual Congressional Art Competition and the Spring Awards Reception to recognize the achievements of students in the 7th Congressional District.
“These are two of my favorite events every year,” said Perlmutter. “We have so many talented and accomplished students in our community, and I’m proud that I get to help honor their achievements.”
This year’s Congressional Art Competition was the largest event since 2007, with artwork from more than 120 local students representing 12 different schools. The artwork was on display at Red Rocks Community College from May 2-7, 2017. A panel of judges reviewed the artwork and selected the top six pieces of art.
First Place: “Ambrosia” by Claire Goldstrom, D'Evelyn High School
Second Place: “Neon Ink” by Emily Strock, Golden High School
Third Place: "Night of the Pumbloom" by Tristan Cruson, Green Mountain High School
· “Wonder” by Jiang Braley, Lakewood High School
· “Idea of Happiness” by Raven Burns, Green Mountain High School
· “Frozen in Space” by Erin Broderick, Lakewood High School
The winning artwork will be sent to Washington, D.C. to represent the 7th Congressional District and will be displayed for one year with other winners from across the country in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol.
The following day, Perlmutter hosted the annual Spring Awards Reception to recognize the 2017 Service Academy appointees:
· Mitchell Brinton: USNA, USMA, USAFA
· Ryan Thistlewood: USMA
· Christian Flannery: USMA, USAFA
· Sarah Masinter: USAFA
· Alexandria Pruitt: USAFA
· Jonah Staton: USMA
· Ryan Schneider: USAFA
Also during the Spring Awards Reception, Perlmutter recognized local Eagle Scout Troop 130 from Golden for their service to the community and presented each troop member with a Congressional certificate.