Blaine student wins 2014 Congressional Art Competition

Blaine High School senior Youa Vang took home first place in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition with her artwork entitled, “Better Days.”

“Better Days” by Youa Vang
“Better Days” by Youa Vang

The oil pastel drawing depicts a little girl surrounded by a blur of bright color, evoking a sense of motion as the disoriented child searches for those “better days.”

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann May 21 named Vang first place winner in the contest, her artwork selected from entries across the 6th Congressional District.

The Congressional Art Competition is an annual competition for high school students across the United States. Each Congressional office selects one winner to display in the tunnel connecting the Cannon House office building to the U.S. Capitol traveled daily by members of Congress, staff, and visitors to Washington, D.C.

Vang’s “Better Days” will be displayed there.

Other winners in the competition’s 6th District division include second-place winner Sam Larom, Elk River High School senior; and third place winners Claire Miller, Cathedral High School freshman, and Austin (Auggie) Gorecki, Foley High School senior.

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