Photo Courtesy of Rep. Meng’s Office
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng with contest winner Sophia Cui.
By Forum Staff
Forest Hills student Sophia Cui has won the 2017 “Sixth Congressional District Art Contest,” U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced on Friday.
Cui, a student at Queens Metropolitan High School and she will be going into her senior year in September. She traveled to Washington last Thursday afternoon to attend the opening ceremonies of the art competition on Capitol Hill. The events recognized her exceptional artistic abilities as well as the artistic talents of other young artists from around the country.
Cui won this year’s competition for her artwork entitled “Memories in Corona Park.”
“It is an honor to have been selected as the winner of Congresswoman Meng’s art contest,” Cui said. “Having my artwork displayed in the Capitol and coming to Washington for the art competition ceremony was an incredible experience that I will never forget. Thank you again to Congresswoman Meng.”
According to Meng’s Office, the competition, which consisted of submissions from students at numerous high schools throughout Queens, is part of “An Artistic Discovery,” the national Congressional art contest that showcases the artwork of high school students from across the nation.
Cui’s winning artwork – along with the winning pieces from art contests in Congressional districts throughout the United States – will now be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a heavily traveled corridor of the Capitol.
“It was a pleasure to welcome Sophia to Washington and I congratulate her for winning this year’s competition,” Meng said. “She is a talented young artist and her winning piece will proudly represent our Congressional district in