Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Congratulates 2016 Congressional Art Competition Winners

May 5, 2016
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today congratulated the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The first place winner is Stacy Tao from Clements High School. Her piece will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year. In addition to Stacy’s piece, the 2nd through 4th place winners will have their artwork displayed throughout Olson’s Texas and Washington offices.

“Congratulations to Stacy Tao and all of the talented students who contributed their art work for this competition," Rep. Pete Olson said. "Their incredible talent is a great reflection of their hard work and artistic vision. Millions of people around country, who visit the Capitol every year , have the opportunity to view artwork from creative young students from all across America. I'm thrilled that Stacy's artwork, "Her Pride and Joy," will represent the 22nd district in our nation’s Capital building. I would also like to congratulate Benjamin Castillo, Lauren Yang, and Christian DeFrain for placing in the top four, and thank all of the talented students who participated in this year’s competition.”

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. The overall winner from each district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.


Winner: Stacy Tao
School: Clements High School
Title: "Her Pride and Joy”


1st Runner Up: Benjamin Castillo
School: Ridge Point High School
Title: "The Free Fowl"

2nd Runner Up: Lauren Yang
School: Dulles High School
Title: “Grandpa’s Lily”

3rd Runner Up: Christian DeFrain
School: Tompkins High School
Title: “Semper-Fi: Do or Die”