South Sumter High School student’s artwork to be exhibited at Congress

U.S. Representative Daniel Webster announced the winners of the 2022 Congressional Art Contest for Florida’s District 11. Students from 14 schools in the district participated in this year’s competition on the chosen theme: The Wonders of Florida.

Angeleah Zelney of South Sumter High School won first place and her artwork will be on display for a year at the United States Capitol.

“Each year, I am encouraged and impressed by the talented student artists and dedicated teachers who participate in this program,” said Webster, a Republican who represents The Villages. “This year is no different – ​​the judges and I were impressed by the overwhelming amount of quality artwork submitted by 180 exceptionally talented high school students. I am happy to help nurture the next generation of artistic talent. Art enriches our lives and arts education promotes skills that equip children for future success.

The Congressional Art Contest is open to all high school students in Florida’s 11th congressional district. The artistic discovery competition is an opportunity to recognize the nation’s artistic talent. Since its creation in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have taken part in the national competition.

The US Capitol exhibit in Washington will also include works by other nationwide competition winners. The runner-up winning artwork will hang in Congressman Webster’s office in Washington, DC. The third-place winning artwork will hang in Congressman Webster’s Leesburg office. An overall county winner is also named in each of the five counties in District 11 and their work will be displayed in each corresponding district office.

2022 District 11 Winners:

Individual County Winners: