Students Earn Top Honors at Congressional Art Competition

In a reception held earlier this month at the office of Sen. Lee Zeldin in Patchogue, East Hampton students received awards won in the Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide high school arts contest sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Twenty-eight students from five high schools in the First Congressional District submitted entries; all seven of the finalists were from East Hampton High School. Brenden Snow took home first place for his photograph "Atlantic Terrace,” while Mia Karlin-Cappello was awarded second place for her digital collage, titled “Unknown Paradise." For his top-prize entry, Brenden received two tickets to attend the awards reception on June 24 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., where his winning photograph will be displayed.

In addition to Brenden’s and Mia’s wins, East Hampton High School juniors Max Cortes, Ashley Lynch and Lily O’Neil and senior Claudia Fino earned honorable mention in the competition.
The high school has had three other first-place winners in past years: Nicole Frank (2012), Megan Farnham (2010) and Hana Geery (2004).