Adams Township, Ohio (May 7th, 2018) – Sarah Karns said she has been drawing since before she could remember. The Clinton-Massie junior’s love for art and drawing combined with her talent and hard work have resulted in her art being recognized as the overall winner for the 2018 Art Discovery Contest sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) recognized the Clinton-Massie High School student as the first place winner in Ohio’s 15th Congressional District Art Competition for her piece “Me and My Pets”. The young artist had placed third last year with another piece of her artwork.
Karns spent over a month completing the project under the direction of art teacher Kristin Walker. The artwork features the young artist with her dogs and cat. She attended a reception held at the Columbus Museum of Art last week. Walker and superintendent Matt Baker also attended the event.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. This year over 400 entries were submitted.
This award continues the tradition of recognition for Clinton-Massie art students in the contest. According to Walker, “I’m so very proud of the art program at Clinton-Massie. Sarah’s win this year marks the third time CM has received this recognition and honor on a national level.”
Karns will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. and attend a reception with other winners from across the country. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in the congressional district.
The Congressional Art Competition 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.
Other Clinton-Massie students who submitted artwork for the contest include: Amelia Binau, Sam Brothers, Regan Cole, Gabriella Conner, Jaden Elsasser, Emma Filipkowski, Logan Fisher, Abby George, Kylie Harvey, Connor Hendrickson, Pablo Hess Munoz, Kylee Hoffman, Kaleb Hughes, Emily, Ireland, Sarah Karns, Paige Kleinholz, Lauren Kropp, Hunter Le Forge, Isabel Majdoch, Morgan McIntosh, Aurora Mullis, Emma Muterspaw, Sidney Petrey, Izabella Pinardi, Katie Riggle, Cadin Reveal, Abby Schneider, Alyanna Sierra, Victoria Sivert, Pearl Spurlock, Seth Stiverson, Nautas Taylor, Isabella Theetge, Gina Thomas, Nora Voisey, MacKynzi Vonderhaar, Aidan Wallace, Cienna Wallace, Ally Wellman.