East Meadow HS student a winner in Congressional Art Competition

The district congratulates East Meadow High School junior Caitlyn Herlihy on being named the overall winner in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Institute sponsors this nationwide high school visual arts competition every spring to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Caitlyn won for her photography submission.

Congresswoman Kathleen M. Rice will recognize Caitlyn and other congressional district winners for their artistic creativity and talents at Adelphi University on June 3. During the ceremony, the university will also announce scholarships for all winners.   

As the competition’s national winner, Caitlyn will be invited to a special reception at the Capitol Visitor Center Atrium and Auditorium in Washington, D.C., on June 23. Furthermore, beginning in June, her piece will be exhibited for one year by the Architect of the Capitol in the pedestrian tunnel, the most traveled corridor between the Capitol and the Cannon House Office Building.

Caitlyn’s art teacher, Ryan Rochford, is extremely proud of her artistic abilities and success in the competition. “Having the artwork of one of our very own students displayed in the Capitol Building for an entire year is a wonderful accomplishment,” he said.

The district is exceptionally proud of Caitlyn and wishes her the best in her future endeavors.