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Allen Student Takes Top Honors in National Congressional Art Contest

Allen Student Takes Top Honors in National Congressional Art Contest
Posted on 04/24/2018
Jared and Congressman Dent in front of his winning submission On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Baum School of Art, Allen HS Senior Jared Albright attended an award ceremony with students from ten other Lehigh Valley High Schools. Representing the 15th Congressional District, close to 100 students submitted artwork to be considered in the annual competition. The entire gallery will be on display at the Baum School through May 7, 2018. 

As the first place winner, Jared's art will be displayed in a group exhibition in the Cannon Tunnel Gallery of the United States Capitol in Washington DC for one year. In total, five third-place, four second-place and one first-place winner were announced, each receiving commendations from the offices of Congressman Charlie Dent and Senator Pat Browne, Baum School of Art scholarships and cash awards. 

Joining Jared to help celebrate were his mother and younger brother, Shari Kaucher, Allen HS Art Teacher, Luke Shafinsky, Allen HS Principal and Maryann Gross, ASD Arts Administrator. 

William Allen High School was also represented by student artists Mariellis Cruz, Kate Gilman, and Jenifer Ortega-Abodon, who all had several pieces on display. The gallery located at the Baum School will be open to the public through May 7, 2018. 

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