2 Medina students among honorees in Congressional Art Contest

Staff Reports Posted 11 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Provided photo, Congressman Chris Collins’ Office  – Brittany Bearss of Medina is congratulated by Congressman Chris Collins for her honorable mention in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Collins met with students Saturday during a reception at GCC in Batavia. Another Medina student, Grace Flores, was unable to attend the reception.

Two Medina students were among four honorees in the 2016 Congressional Art Contest for the 27th Congressional District.

Grace Flores of Medina High School won the runner up in the contest, behind only Angelina Miconi of Batavia High School, the first place winner. The honorable mentions went to Brittany Bearss of Medina High School and Alexis Mele of Clarence High School.
“The Congressional Art Competition is the perfect opportunity to see firsthand the qualities of creativity and originality that our local high school artists demonstrate in their artwork,” Collins said.

This year’s Congressional Art Competition displayed the artwork of 85 high school students in the Roz Steiner Art Gallery at Genesee Community College. The 2016 winner, Angelina Miconi, will receive a round trip flight to Washington, D.C. and will join hundreds of high school artists nationwide to see their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Collins extended his appreciation to Genesee Community College and President James Sunser, the art competition judges, Roz Steiner Art Gallery Director Mary Jo Whitman and Photography & Art Instructor Joe Ziolkowski, and all of the teachers, parents, and students who participated in this year’s Congressional Art Competition.