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Posey Honors 2022 Congressional Art Competition Winners


Washington, May 18, 2022 - Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) hosted the 2022 Congressional Art Competition, entitled “An Artistic Discovery,” last month at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.  Students in the community were tasked with creating a piece that highlighted this year’s theme focusing on the Indian River Lagoon. Three finalists were chosen, and the judges also chose Merit Award winners from Brevard and Indian River Counties. This year’s winning piece, titled “Under & Over,” by Caleigh Pressley of Indian River Charter High School will be displayed in the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.

“I commend all of the students who competed this year,” said Congressman Posey. “Creativity and expression are the important building blocks of innovation that help us advance and pave the way to a stronger future.”

2022 CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION FINALISTS:

The 3rd Place Award goes to “Feeling Crabby” by Kaylee Gaboury of Cocoa High School. Her teacher is Heidi Tribble.

The 2nd Place Award goes to “Indian Riverside” by Hanrong Yang of Saint Edward’s School. The teacher is Elizabeth Link.

Best in Show (1st Place) goes to “Under & Over” by Caleigh Pressley of Indian River Charter High School. Her teacher is Tyler Evin.


This year the judges selected Merit Award winners from Brevard and Indian River counties:

Best of Brevard County: “Night Kayak” by Natalie Grubb of Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School. Her teacher is Sara Soto.

Best of Indian River County: “Dawn on the Lagoon” by Sophia Ott of Master's Academy. Her teacher is Gerry Geary.

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