Dreyfoos Student Earns First Place

Dreyfoos Student Earns First Place in Congressional Art Competition
Posted on 05/17/2022
Amber Hansen, a student at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Amber Hansen, a student at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, was recently named the winner of the 2022 18th District Congressional Art Competition. Her artistic piece was selected as a finalist by local experts, and then awarded first prize by U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18), who honored Hansen along with the other contest participants.

The annual art competition showcases the talented high school students of the 18th District, with this year’s competition featuring 90 submissions from 17 schools across Martin, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach counties.

“This competition is a celebration of the next generation of talent. There is so much creativity, skill, and effort in these pieces. I am proud of every single student who participated,” Mast said. “Congratulations to Amber, and I’m looking forward to seeing your art displayed in the halls of our nation’s Capitol.”

Hansen’s work will be showcased as part of a year-long exhibit in the U.S. Capitol building, alongside the winners from each congressional district from across the country. Honorable mentions in the 18th District competition were also awarded to two District students, Estephany Herrera and Yashvi Purohit, both from Jupiter Community High School.

The goal of the Congressional Art Competition is to support and promote the arts, as well as to foster creativity and artistic expression among our nation’s youth. The Competition began in 1982, and since that time, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

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