The 2014 Congressional Art Competition

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The Eighteenth Annual 3rd District Art Competition

“An Artistic Discovery”

Sponsored by Congressman Ron Kind and Mrs. Tawni Kind




The winners are:

1st Place

Alysha Strangstalien, Central High School

“The Light in the Dark”


2nd Place

Megan Sandheinrich, Central High School

“I was Looking for a Home but all I Found was a ‘Brick Wall’”


3rd Place

Kong Meng Xiong, Logan High School

“You Can’t Escape the Past”


4th Place

India Hoeppner, Logan High School

“Life’s Hands”


Honorable Mentions

Payton Brown, Central High School

“Rare Bones”


Alexandra Burelbach, Central High School

“Enduring Sound”


Kendra Garbers, Central High School

“Beauty and Nature”


Sara Harris, La Farge High School

“Birthday Girl


Amber Herrick, Augusta High School

“Veggies from the Pen”


Emily Jeffers,  La Farge High School

“In the Valley”


Erin Petersen, Logan High School

“ABC’s of Being Fine”


Miranda Smith, Logan High School

  “Stay Beautiful”


Andie West, La Farge High School

“At the Cabin”


Laura Wiedmann, La Farge High School

“Three Flying Birds”


The first-place entry, “The Light in the Dark” by Central High School’s Alysha Strangstalien, will be displayed for a year in the U.S. Capitol along with the works of other student artists from across the country.  She also will be invited to Washington, D.C. for a reception honoring the top student artists.  The second-place work will be displayed in Rep. Kind’s Washington, D.C. office, while the third and fourth-place works will be hung in Rep. Kind’s La Crosse and Eau Claire offices.

The contest recognizes the artistic talent of our region’s high school art students, bringing together high school artists from across western and central Wisconsin. 


“I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well.

--President John F. Kennedy at Amherst College, October 26, 1963