Abington Senior High School Student Mia Curtis Wins First Place Congressional Art Award
Congressman Brendan Boyle announced at a special local award recognition reception that Mia Curtis, a junior at Abington Senior High School, won the First Place Award in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition in Congressman Boyle’s district for her linoleum cut collage titled “M.” The US Congressional Institute of Art promotes the arts and, since 1982, has invited high school students to submit artwork for the competition. In Congressman Boyle’s district, over 35 student entries were submitted. As the First Place Winner, Mia’s artwork will be displayed in the US Capitol Building over the next year. In addition, as the First Place Winner, Mia has received a full University of Pennsylvania School of Design scholarship for a four-week intensive studio art program at the Art at Penn summer program. Judges for Congressman Boyle’s 13th District competition included art professors from colleges such as Penn State Abington, Arcadia University, as well as art professionals. Mia is a student of Abington Senior High School art teacher Nicole Caracciolo; this is the third year in a row that a student of Ms. Caracciolo has won First Place in the Congressional art program. Pictured here are Mia with her artwork; Mia, Congressman Boyle, and art teacher Nicole Caracciolo; and Mia with her art teacher and Mr. Josh Epstein, Pre-College Program Director of the Julian Krinsky Art at Penn program.