High school art displayed at 19th Annual Third Congressional District Art Contest

Emily Sedgwick wins first place

Forty-seven pieces of art were on display at University of Wisconsin La Crosse Sunday for the 19th Annual Third Congressional District Art Contest.

U.S. Representative Ron Kind, along with his wife, attended the event. 

The contest showcases artistic talent from high school students from Western and Central Wisconsin.

Kind said it’s important to acknowledge the arts in our community.

“There is so much emphasis on the science, technology and engineering. We need to continue to focus on art and music. This is what makes us and humanity around us so enriched and important,” said Kind.

Kind announced the winner Sunday afternoon and it’s still hard for her to believe it.

“I didn’t believe it at first that I had won, but the day my teacher told me that I won was April fool’s day so I really didn’t believe it,” said Emily Sedgwick, sophomore at La Farge High School.

Sedgwick’s art piece will be displayed for one year in the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C.