The district is proud to congratulate five Junior-Senior High School students who were selected as winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.
East Rockaway selected winners include Hailey Arnold, who took first place for her piece "Contaminated"; Grace Wooding, who took second place for her submissions "Through the Shadows" and "View from Ball-ow”; Rikki Caracciolo, who took second place for her piece, "A Sight for Sore Eyes"; Lauren Cronin, who took third place for her submissions "Flood Water Ruins" and "Requiem for a Home"; and Allyson Lovera, who took third place for her submissions "By Myself," "Open Wide" and "Descansando."
The nationwide high school arts competition is hosted by members of congress every year. It offers the opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in the congressional district.
As a first-place winner, Hailey’s artwork will be hung in the underground walkway between the House Offices and the Capital Building in Washington, D.C. for a period of one year. This is the third consecutive year that a student from East Rockaway has taken first place in the competition. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide.
The district applauds these students on this wonderful achievement.