Gallagher Announces Notre Dame Academy Student as Winner of Congressional Art Competition

June 3, 2021
Press Release
GREEN BAY, WI. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today announced that Eddie Ruvalcaba from Notre Dame Academy was selected as this year’s winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for his artwork titled, “Magic Crab." The competition, held annually each spring, allows high school students to showcase their artistic talent across each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, over 650,000 students from across the country have participated.
 
“I’m proud to announce that Eddie Ruvalcaba from Notre Dame Academy has won this year’s Eighth District Congressional Art Competition for his piece of art titled, ‘Magic Crab.’ It was an outstanding submission, and I look forward to seeing it in the halls of Congress later this year,” said Rep. Gallagher. “This year’s competition was incredibly competitive, and I’m grateful for the students, teachers, parents, and the Trout Museum for making it possible. We have a ton of artistic talent right here in Northeast Wisconsin.” 
 
This year’s competition featured 34 submissions from 33 students across Northeast Wisconsin. All entries can be found in a virtual exhibit courtesy of the Trout Museum, which can be viewed HERE.
 
Those who received awards include:
 
First Place: "Magic Crab" by Eddie Ruvalcaba from Notre Dame Academy
Second Place: "Creativity" by Eleanora Dane from the Renaissance School for the Arts
Third Place: "Winter in Utah" by Taylor Morgan from Kimberly High School
Honorable mention: "Gentle Giant" by Alana Welch from Kimberly High School
Honorable mention: "Depending on Scale" by Serena Scott from Winneconne Middle School
Honorable mention: "Megan" by Megan Kleinheinz from Winneconne High School
 
The winning artwork from each district is put on display for one year in the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Gallagher displays the second place piece of artwork in his Washington, D.C. office, and the third place piece in his De Pere Office. The winners were determined by local judges.
 
 
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