"Year after year, I have been impressed with the talent and passion of the young artists from our region," said McNerney. "This year's submissions were no exception, and I commend each of the students who participated in the competition."
Amy Kim, an 11th-grader at Quarry Lane High in Dublin, placed first with her pencil and pastel piece, "Flying for Dream."
She will be flown in June to Washington, D.C., where she will attend a reception for the winners from Congressional districts across the country and see her artwork displayed in the Capitol.
"I look forward to welcoming our first place winner, Amy Kim, to Washington, D.C.," McNerney said.
Second place went to Ivy Liao, a 10th-grader at Amador Valley High, for her colored pencil drawing, "Eden."
This piece will be displayed in McNerney's office in Washington, D.C.
Third place went to Miry Kim, a 10th-grader at Amador Valley, for her acrylic painting, "Polluted Tear."
Her artwork will hang in McNerney's district offices, as will that of fourth-place winner, Sherry Xu, a ninth-grader at Morning Light Education in Dublin who painted "Passing the Reins" in oil.
An exhibit of artwork submitted from throughout the 11th Congressional District was on exhibit May 15 at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery in Stockton, where four judges decided on the winners.