BUHS art student Octavio Meza wins Congressional Art Competition


BUHS logoBRAWLEY –Each year, members of Congress hold a contest to select a work of art by a high school student in their district to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.  This impressive art exhibit brightens the Cannon Tunnel and showcases the talent of our nation’s young people.

The Congressional Art Competition offers a national platform for displaying the winners’ creativity, so high school students with all artistic backgrounds from the 51rd Congressional District to participate.

This contest is only open to high school students.  The winning student will receive scholarship opportunities and two round-trip airfare tickets to travel to Washington, DC for the exhibit’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The winner’s artwork will also be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building for one year.

BUHS art students Octavio Meza, Alexander Arias, and Daniel Valdez represented their school on Saturday, May 4th at the Congressional Arts Competition in San Diego.

BUHS had 91 entries and over 45 students participating in the competition.

The 1st place winner was Octavio Meza, 2nd palace winner was Alexander Arias, and the 3rd place winner was Daniel Valdez.

As the grand prize winner, Octavio will be taken to the US Congressional Building in Washington D.C. this summer to display his artwork in their art gallery for a year. The Board congratulated BUHS art teacher Raymond Lopez and his students.