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THS sweeps Congressional Art Show

David Reichert’s  8th Congressional District – High School Art Show

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The picture seen here is the winning entry for 2013 entitled “Dive In” a photography piece by Mia Hell, a senior at Tahoma High School.


Tahoma has had the wonderful opportunity to win this prestigious award for 7 years straight.

In fact, this year Tahoma swept the first, second and third place awards. Placing second was Austin Perry’s (senior) Piece “Sustainability” and placing third was Dylan Hageman’s (junior) piece “Clear Vision”.



Clear Vision


In all, Tahoma High School featured 40 Artists with a total of 72 pieces for the show this year, the largest turnout ever by a single school. Congratulations to all of the participants who participated.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 8th District. The over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in Cannon Tunnel in Washington DC. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

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.

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