Mount Vernon Township High School student earns grand prize
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) welcomed students from Senate District 58 to the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday, May 1, to announce the winners of his “Celebrate the Art” Illinois Bicentennial Art Competition. In all, more than 30 students from the district submitted artwork for the inaugural contest.
Grand Prize Winner - Chloe Flanigan poses with Sen. Paul Schimpf in front of her acrylic paintings.
- Grand Prize Winner | Chloe Flanigan, Mount Vernon Township High school | Age 17
- First Runner-up | Cora Trask, Red Bud High School | Age 18
- Second Runner-up | Eva Weber, Freeburg Community High School | Age 17
The top winners’ artwork consisted of acrylic paint, pen and ink, and colored pencil. Their artwork will be on display in Sen. Schimpf’s Capitol and District 58 offices for the remainder of 2018.
“This was the first time we’ve had this art competition and I’m really excited by the participation and great pieces of art that were submitted,” said Schimpf. “I hope these students continue to develop their skills. They’ve been given a gift and I truly believe they should continue to work to develop it.”
During their time at the Illinois State House, the students and their families met one on one with Sen. Schimpf, had their pictures taken with the Senator, received a certificate for their participation, took a tour of the building’s artwork, and were recognized by Sen. Schimpf from the Illinois State Floor. Learn more about the contest at senatorschimpf.com.
About State Senator Paul Schimpf
Sen. Schimpf took the Oath of Office during the Inauguration of the 100th General Assembly on Jan. 11, 2017 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Senate District 58 includes all or parts of Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington, and Union Counties and represents more than 220,000 Illinois citizens.