Congressman Rudy Yakym (IN-02) Friday announced Jasmine De la luz, a student at John Glenn High School in Walkerton, as the winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for Indiana’s Second District. Jasmine’s winning artwork, “Party Animal,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year alongside other winners from across the country: 

The Congressional Art Competition is a great way to encourage the arts among young Americans and to showcase some of the creative talent our region has to offer. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Jasmine De la luz, on this impressive accomplishment. I look forward to having Jasmine’s winning artwork on display for Americans from across the country to see and to have Hoosier pride so well represented in the halls of Congress,” said Congressman Yakym. 

Thank you to Jasmine, our runner-up Elliana Lemberis, and all the students who submitted artwork, as well as the many teachers, families, and volunteers who made this year’s competition such a success.

Congresswoman Yakym congratulated the winner on Saturday at a reception held at South Bend International Airport for students who submitted entries and their teachers. Second place was awarded to Elliana Lemberis, a student at LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School in Lakeville. Her artwork, “Snowy Indiana,” will be displayed in Congressman Yakym’s Mishawaka District Office for the next year.

Seventy-six high school students from across Indiana’s Second Congressional District submitted entries, and April Pressler, a local teacher, served as the judge. The St. Joseph County Airport Authority served as the facility host of the competition and reception. 

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize the artistic talents of high school students in their districts. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.