Rep. Tim Walz announced winners in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the event is a nationwide annual art competition that allows high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability. This unique competition provides the opportunity to showcase the artistic talent of southern Minnesota students and acknowledge our nation’s gifted young artists. Each year, students from all 50 states share their view of the surrounding world, their aspirations, and curiosity through art. The 3rd place award in the First Congressional District was given to Rachel Renk, 10th grade student at Winona Senior High School's for her acrylic "Flower Landscape" (PICTURED). Renk's teacher is Sherry Dahlen; and her parents are Kim and Steve Renk. Rachel's art work will be on display in Walz's district office until next spring. Winona Senior High School students Nini Dao, Chandler Peterson, and Abbey Kline also had their art entries on display, along with other contestant's art, in the Young Adult Area of the Rochester Public Library.