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Commerce, CA, May 8, 2017 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) is pleased to announce the winners of the 24th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition.  “Once again, the students in this competition have displayed their great artistic talents by producing a range of striking and memorable works,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard.  “I am so pleased to celebrate these students’ talents by serving as the honorary chair of this competition.  The willingness of these students to share their art and their feelings with our community are what keep this competition going year after year.  I thank them for making us so proud.”

This year’s First Place winner was Rebeka Martinez, a senior at Paramount High School, for her graphite, charcoal, and acrylic piece titled Light That Never Goes Out.  Noah Endo, a junior at Paramount High School, won Second Place for The Monster of Many Forms, created with ink pen, marker, and Prismacolor pencil.  Juan R. Navarro is the instructor for both students.

Kimberly Peña, a Downey High School senior, won Third Place for her photograph A Night.  Her instructor is Ronda Cordova.  Léana Perez, a Paramount High School senior, won Honorable Mention for Behind the Art, an image using charcoal and chalk.  Her instructor is Juan R. Navarro.

The People’s Choice Award winner was Adamarys Estrada, a Dr. Maya Angelou High School sophomore, for her pastel and pencil artwork titled Light in the Depths of Darkness.  Her instructor is Valerie Davidson.

The 136 entries submitted for the art competition were judged on originality, technical skill, artistic presentation, and use of color and contrast.

For winning First Place, Rebeka Martinez will receive a $1,000 scholarship, $200 for art supplies, a trip to Washington, DC, for herself and a parent to attend the national exhibit opening, and $500 for travel expenses.  Rebeka will have her entry displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, while the remaining winning students will have their artwork displayed in Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s District Office in Commerce.  In addition, 1,000 posters featuring Rebeka’s artwork have been printed, and copies will be distributed to schools and community organizations throughout the 40th Congressional District to inspire other young artists to participate in next year’s competition.

Noah Endo will receive a $750 scholarship and $175 for art supplies.  Kimberly Peña will receive a $500 scholarship and $150 for art supplies.  Léana Perez and Adamarys Estrada will each receive a $250 scholarship and $125 for art supplies.  Each winner’s school is eligible to receive a gift card to purchase supplies to advance their art program.  In addition, schools with five or more entries are eligible to receive $100 for art supplies.
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Tags: Education