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Stamford High School Student Wins 4th District Congressional Art Competition

May 13, 2019
Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT— Congressman Jim Himes is pleased to announce Ivy Zingone of Stamford as CT-04’s first place winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Ivy is a senior at Stamford High School and her winning piece “Counting Screens,” made with graphite and colored pencil, is of a phone mobile above a baby’s crib depicting how technological advances are rapidly influencing young minds. Her drawing will be displayed in the corridor leading to the U.S. Capitol building for the next year.

“Every year, I am excited to see entries from talented young artists from across the district. Congratulations to Ivy and the winning participants in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” Himes said. “The arts play an essential role in education, and I am pleased to see so much creativity from the students this year. I also want to thank all of the art teachers for encouraging and supporting their students.”

The competition drew a record 80 entries from across the district. The following winners from the 4th Congressional District were also announced:

Second Place Winner

Angela Lin, “Girl With A Cultural Background”
Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield

Third Place Winner

Moli Ma, “Outlook”
St. Luke’s School, New Canaan

Honorable Mentions

Anoushka Jayasuriya, “City Girl”
Shelton High School, Shelton

Ben Roland, “Iconic Routine”
Staples High School, Westport

Dylan Gordon-Johnson, “I am”
Great Oaks Charter School, Bridgeport

Jessica Franco, “A Tale of Two Cities”
Greenwich High School, Greenwich

Lily Fairleigh, “Piece Out”
Darien High School, Darien

Linda Vazquez, “Protect the Earth”
Bassick High School, Bridgeport


The competition was judged by an independent panel of artists, including Bridgeport-based artist and storyteller Shanna Melton, Norwalk-based artist, gallery owner and arts educator Rene Soto and Bridgeport-based mixed media artist Lee Walther. A special thank you to Angela Whitford, the Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, for organizing the panel of judges.