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Ruppersberger: Joppatowne Sweeps Second District Congressional Art Contest

Jun 4, 2018
Press Release
Joppa’s Nicholas Galie Wins Annual Congressional Art Contest

(Timonium, MD) - Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) announced today that three students at Joppatowne High School took first, second and third place in the 2018 Congressional Art Contest for Maryland’s Second District. Junior Nicholas Galie, of Joppa, won with his prisma color submission of a pool table entitled, “Cueing Up.” The piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex for one year, providing inspiration to more than 12,000 Capitol visitors and Members of Congress as they make their way to the House floor for votes each day.

The winners and their families were invited to breakfast this morning with Congressman Ruppersberger, who presented Galie with a Congressional Certificate for his achievement.
“All of the entries we received this year were incredible, but the submissions from Joppatowne High dominated the field,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “Nicholas’ piece is a great example of the talent we have in Maryland’s Second District. I want to thank him and all of the students who participated in the contest this year and wish them much luck in the pursuit of their passion for the arts.”

Sponsored each spring by the Congressional Institute, the Congressional Art Contest is a national high school visual art competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent in the nation. Since it began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated in the contest.

Galie’s piece, among 42 other entries submitted by high school students across the Second District, was selected by a panel of local artists and art teachers appointed by Congressman Ruppersberger. 

Ashley Pena from Edgewood and Emma Flanary of Joppa took second and third place, respectively. .