A photograph by North Haven High School student Zoey LoPresti will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors the Artistic Discovery competition, a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent.
Each congressional district hosts an individual competition, with the first-place artwork hanging in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year.
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, D.C.
LoPresti’s photograph, titled “Hidden,” was the pick in Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District. LoPresti is a rising senior at NHHS.
Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
Founded in 1987, the Congressional Institute is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping members of Congress better serve their constituents and helping their constituents better understand the operations of the national legislature.