CONGRATULATE AND HONOR 28 OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS FROM THE 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY -- (Extensions of Remarks - June 02, 2004)
HON. RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN
OF NEW JERSEY
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2004
Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, once again, I come to the floor to recognize the great success of strong local school systems working with dedicated parents and teachers in raising young men and women. I rise today to congratulate and honor 28 outstanding high school artists from the 11th Congressional District of New Jersey. Each of these talented students participated in the Annual Congressional Arts competition, "An Artistic Discovery." Their works are exceptional!
Mr. Speaker, I would like to list each of them, their high school, and their contest entries for the official Record.
We had 28 students participate. That is a tremendous response and I would very much like to build on that for next year's competition.
This year, Mr. Speaker, the winner of "An Artistic Discovery" was Elaina Filauro from Morris Knolls High School for the work entitled "Birthday Baby." Second place went to Lina Chung from Millburn High School for "Me." Third place and the Viewer's Choice Award was given to Mark Tumiski from Ridge High School for the work titled "Interface."
Honorable mentions were awarded to Sophia Casas of Ridge High School for "One Love," Jeffrey Hanft of Ridge High School for "From the Window," Patrick Marvin of Mount Olive High School for "The Fade," Eileen Choi of Millburn High School for "Still Life," Chih Chun Mei of Livingston High School for "My Life," and Miguel Cruz of Roxbury High School for "Patriotic Still Life."
Excellent art work was also submitted by Boonton High School's Cydny Pina "Self Portrait," Sarah Castronovo "Clashing," Jonathan Tindall for "Self Portrait," Nataliya Yermolenko for "Self Portrait;" Livingston High School's Nadar Lipkin for "Last Minute Study," Paul Imperio for his untitled work, Dave Krause for his untitled work, Joey Sbarro for "Transcendence;" Roxbury High School's Ryan Jouas for "Self Portrait #1;" Morris Knolls High School's Kassandra Condit for " Rock Ridge," Allyson Harvey for "Mindful Solitude," Erin Gotthelf for "Looking In a Box;" Millburn High School's Sarah Maurer for "Oska," Sarah Burford for Two-Faced;" Montville High School's Elizabeth Lagerstrom for "Reflection and Shadow," Julia Hermanowski for "Colors of Self-Reflection," Jenny Kong for "Apple Picking," Yena Lee for "Art Museum;" and Ridge High School's Alice Yan for "Through the Looking Glass."
Each year the winner of the competition's art work hangs in a special corridor here at the U.S. Capitol with other winners from across the country. Every time a vote is called, I get a chance to walk through that corridor and am reminded of the vast talents of our young men and women.
Indeed, all of these young artists are winners, and we should be proud of their achievements so early in life.
Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to join me in congratulating these talented young people from New Jersey's 11th Congressional District.