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1st place in the Ohio 12th District Congressional Art Competition

Kristen with her photographEach year, members of the U.S. House of Representatives may honor one high school student from their district by selecting a piece of artwork for inclusion in an exhibit at the U.S. Capitol. Millions of visitors to the U.S. Capitol view this exhibit each year. This year, Dublin Jerome sophomore Kristen Slack won first place in the Ohio 12th District Congressional Art Competition with her photograph entitled "How Much Longer".

"How Much Longer"Kristen wrote: "This double exposure [taken on 35mm film and developed in the school's dark room] depicts a teenage girl stuck in the middle of the COVID pandemic. She is looking into a clock counting the days she has been struggling through undiscovered territory. The pandemic has warped her sense of time."

This photograph will now hang for one year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC and Kristen has been invited to attend a reception for all of the winners that will be held in the Capitol this summer. According to Mrs. Kate Menke, the Advanced Photography Art teacher, this is the first time Dublin Jerome has had a piece of art win this prestigious award.