SHERBURNE – Two Sherburne-Earlville High School students are being lauded on a national stage, having taken the 22nd congressional district’s second and third place slots in the 2015 “Artistic Discovery” Congressional High School art competition.
Each spring, Artistic Discovery – sponsored by the Congressional Institute – attracts thousands of submissions of original, two-dimensional pieces created by high school students from all over the country. First place winners in each congressional district have the honor of showcasing their work at the U.S. Capitol while second and third place winners have their work displayed in their representative’s local district offices or D.C. office.
The competition begins at a local level. Students’ art work is selected by their teachers to be on display at a county-wide competition, which, in Chenango County, is held at the Chenango County Arts Council in Norwich. From there, winners are selected to advance to the next stage of the competition and have their work judged against the works of other students within their congressional district.