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IMSA Student Artwork Headed to U.S. Capitol

The artwork of IMSA junior Carrie Sha of Plainfield will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for the next year, after winning this year's 14th District Congressional Art Competition.

IMSA junior Carrie Sha stands with U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) in front of her award-winning artwork to be on display for the next year in the U.S. Capitol.

According to a press release issued from U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14),  Sha's artwork, titled "Senior Smile," was selected from among other high school entries by a panel of five local judges.

“I'd like to thank all of the students for participating in this year's competition and I’m pleased to congratulate Carrie Sha for her winning entry,” said Hultgren. “I continue to be impressed by the ability and creativity of the students in our area and look forward to sponsoring this competition for years to come.”

Carrie will also receive a roundtrip ticket to Washington D.C. compliments of Southwest Airlines and also was presented with a certificate and ribbon from U.S. Rep. Hultgren during a special reception at Water Street Studios in Batavia.

The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as an opportunity to showcase the talent of high school students and acknowledge gifted young artists. 

Carrie and her artwork also was featured in the Aurora Beacon News and in Congressman Hultgren's Facebook page.