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Palo Verde Student Wins in Congressional Art Contest
Palo Verde Student Wins in Congressional Art Contest

Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-Las Vegas) today announced the winners of First Congressional District in the annual Congressional Art Competition.

The winning work from District 1 by artist Kylee Love of Palo Verde High School will be displayed in the Capitol.

Award winners were selected by a panel of local judges that included: Brian “Paco” Alvarez, Becky Grismanauskas and Sydelle MacKay. The winning works of art from the students in Berkley’s District were on display Monday evening at an event at NV Energy.

The event featured students who participated in this year’s “Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition, as well as local parents and educators.

Student Awards

Congressional District 1

  • 1st Place: Kylee Love, Palo Verde High School
  • 2nd Place: Meg Meyer, Arbor View High School
  • 3rd Place: Ambrea Chiariello, Arbor View High School

Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Starla Bymark, Las Vegas Academy; Regina Fossile, Arbor View High School; Ryan Kleiner, Palo Verde High School; and Jordann Sutton, Arbor View High School.

The “Artistic Discovery” contest is a nationwide high school art competition sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talents of students in Nevada and across the nation. One work of art from each Congressional District is displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 and more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide contest. 

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