Long Beach High School students Morgan Polete and Mairead Powers each had their photography selected for New York's 4th District 2020 Congressional Art Competition. Their photographs will be displayed virtually on Congresswoman Kathleen Rice's Facebook page, along with other artwork from the region, and the winning entry will move to Washington, D.C. to be showcased in the U.S. Capitol.
The Congressional Art Competition features paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media and computer-generated art, as well as photographs. It began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.