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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


Area students win in Congressional Art Competition

June 7, 2017
In The News

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Connecticut’s Fifth District at a reception on Saturday at the historic Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury. Shannon Rupar, a Woodbury resident and sophomore at Nonnewaug High School, took the top prize for her watercolor painting, “Farmer’s Market.” Rupar’s piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for the next year. Rupar will also have the opportunity to fly to Washington, D.C., for the national reception in June honoring winners from districts across the country. Benjamin Eckstein, a junior at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, won second prize for his photograph, “Small World.” His work will hang in Esty’s Washington, D.C. office. Molly Humphreys, a senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, received Honorable Mention for her piece, “Stage-Lights in a New Light,” a charcoal piece on paper. Molly was the 2016 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition winner. Pictured are Esty with Molly Humphreys, Shannon Rupar, and Charit Charitabuta, the 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winners