Tafari Dempster Wins First Place in NJ-11 Congressional Art Competition
- First Place - Tafari Dempster, Whippany Park High School, "Euphoria"
- Second Place - Marnie Shick, Lacordaire Academy, “Eden"
- Third Place - Angeleah Rockford, Nutley High School, "The Obscure"
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 competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC.
Rep. Sherrill and Marnie Shick from Lacordaire Academy and her piece, “Eden"