O’Halleran Announces the Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition in Arizona’s First Congressional District

June 3, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition, an annual event that brings together young artists from across the United States to submit artwork. One piece from each congressional district is selected by each member of Congress.

 “The winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition is Kenadie Escalante, a senior at Vista Grande High School. Her piece, “Peaceful Reflection” will hang in the United States Capitol for one year, showcasing the incredible talent of Arizona students,” said O’Halleran. “I look forward to welcoming Kenadie to Washington this summer to congratulate her on her hard work.”

Vista Grande High School is located in Casa Grande, AZ. Escalante is a recent graduate and will be attending Central Arizona College in the fall, where she will continue to pursue art.

“This year, I am honored to serve as the co-chair for the bipartisan Congressional Art Competition, along with my colleague, Congressman French Hill,” continued O’Halleran. “I believe that our children deserve the highest quality education, regardless of the zip code they live in. Congress must prioritize funding education programs that allow bright, young students like Kenadie, and all the students who submitted their artwork, to pursue their passions both in and out of the classroom.”