Helen Peng, current junior at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, was selected as a winner for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Ms. Peng was selected to represent district one for the state of Mississippi by the Office of U.S. Congressman Trent Kelly.

The Congressional Art Competition is an annual event hosted by the Congressional Institute. It is a visual arts competition open to high school students across the United States with the aim of recognizing and showcasing artistic talent from each congressional district. Interested students submit their entries to their representative’s office to be judged by panels of artists from that district. Winners are recognized through a reception in their district and are then invited to attend a national awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works of art are displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Ms. Peng was honored at a reception at Farmington City Hall on Thursday, April 26 and won two tickets to Washington, DC to attend the national reception in June.