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Ludington’s Ruby Henrickson wins Congressional Art Competition — again

May 15, 2017 GMT

For the second year in a row, Ludington High School student Ruby Henrickson was named the winner of the Congressional Art Competition — this time for her piece entitled “Nostalgia.”

“Congratulations to Ruby for winning her second consecutive Congressional Art Competition,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland. “It is clear that Ruby has continued to hone her skills and crafted another incredible work of art. Ruby has been a great representative for young artists across West Michigan and I look forward to thousands of U.S. Capitol visitors viewing ‘Nostalgia’ firsthand.”

“Nostalgia” will be hung in the U.S. Capitol for the next year along with the winning pieces from each congressional district across the country. Ruby will also have the opportunity to participate in a congratulatory ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate her incredible artwork with other talented artists from around the nation.

During the weekend, Huizenga met with the Second District Congressional Art Competition finalists at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven.

This year’s runnerup was Kayli Holmes from Fremont High School. Kayli’s piece “Reflecting on Resonance” will hang in Congressman Huizenga’s Grandville Office.

Allyson Richards, a student at Calvary Christian in Fruitport, took third place with her work “Through the Mind of the Veteran.” Allyson’s work will also be displayed in Congressman Huizenga’s Office in Grandville.

70 pieces of art were submitted by high school students across the Second Congressional District. The winners were selected by a panel of local art professionals. The top 12 pieces of art can be viewed on Congressman Huizenga’s Facebook page, as well as on Instagram.

If you or your school is interested in participating in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, please contact Carly in the Grandville Office at (616) 570-0917.