As of Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The annual Congressional high school art competition attracted 10 entries from Central Washington’s Fourth Congressional District. Last night, Monday, a ceremony was held at WSU Tri-Cities to announce the contest winner. Claiming the top prize was Katherine Patterson of Eisenhower High School (at left in photo provided by contest officials) for her pencil drawing titled ‘Liberty.’ Above is Congressman Dan Newhouse visiting last night with Jaden Fitchett of Naches Valley High School about his charcoal and acrylic entry, ‘Rogue.’ Fitchett’s work earned runner-up honors. The first-place winner, Patterson, receives a free trip to Washington D.C. this summer, where ‘Liberty’ will be on display in Congress for a year. Fitchett’s work will hang in Newhouse’s D.C. office. Two honorable mention artists, Dirce Schuler of Naches and Naveena Bontha of Hanford, will have their entries displayed at Newhouse’s Yakima and Tri-City district offices, respectively.