April 20 – May 8, 2010
On Monday, April 19, Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-07) joined nearly 300 students, parents, and teachers at the Wayne Art Center to celebrate the 2010 7th Congressional District Art Competition. An expert panel of professional artists and art enthusiasts evaluated nearly 80 pieces of student artwork from 18 area high schools and selected a winner and honorable mentions in seven categories.
Congratulations go out to GVHS art students who were award winners the competition. Winners from Garnet Valley High School are sophomore Dan Dickheiser and senior Katie Ross who each won first place awards in the collage/mixed media category. Jake Kenney, a junior, won an honorable mention for photography. These students were among five students who represented Garnet Valley High School in this prestigious competition.
“I am inspired by the talent on display here tonight,” said Congressman Sestak. “Art has always been a reflection of our culture and society’s spirit and a source of inspiration and strength. As John F. Kennedy suggested when he said, ‘I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens,’ now more than ever, we need to ensure the arts are priority in our federal, state, and school budgets.”