Artwork by Plainfield IMSA student to hang in nation’s capitol
Sun-Times Media April 24, 2012 4:20PM
Carrie Sha, a junior at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, is the winner of U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren's 14th Congressional District Art Competition. Sha's submission, "Senior Smile", will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year.
Updated: April 24, 2012 4:22PM
Plainfield’s Carrie Sha, a junior at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, will have one of her paintings hanging in the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren this week named Sha as the winner of this year’s 14th Congressional District Art Competition.
Sha’s submission, “Senior Smile”, was selected by a panel of five local judges from among more than 20 entries from area high school students.
“I continue to be impressed by the ability and creativity of the students in our area,” Hultgren said.
Sha’s portrait will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for one year. She will also receive a roundtrip ticket to Washington, D.C., compliments of Southwest Airlines.
Hultgren presented Sha, a resident of Plainfield, with a certificate and ribbon at a reception for the young artists at the Water Street Studios in Batavia.
The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as an opportunity to showcase the talent of high school students and acknowledge gifted young artists.