Tom Umberg

Senator Tom Umberg awards creative youth in the community

Senator Thomas J. Umberg sponsored the first annual art competition that was open to high school students within the 34th Senate District. The 34th Senate District Capitol Art Competition is a unique opportunity to recognize the artistic talents of students from Orange and Los Angeles Counties. This year’s submissions encapsulated the theme of “In the Eyes of my Community.”

The winning artwork is displayed in the California State Capitol building for one year. The winner is also invited to Sacramento for recognition of their achievement on the Floor of the California State Senate.

“We have an abundance of brilliant, young student artists all over California who are the rising generation of this state’s cultural storytellers. They will express the important values of our community,” said Senator Tom Umberg. “I highly encourage any student who wants to express their creativity to participate in this encouraging competition.”

Today, on November 21st, Senator Umberg was proud to commend the following talented students in recognition of their artistic abilities:

WINNER

CAMILA QUINONES
Medium: photography – “La Catrina”
School: Segerstrom High School (Santa Ana)
Grade: 12

NOTABLE ENTRIES

MELISSA FUENTES
Medium: acrylic paint on canvas board – “Memory Lane”
School: Century High School (Santa Ana)
Grade: 12

INGRIO FUENTES
Medium: acrylic paint on canvas board – “A Child’s Vision”
School: Century High School (Santa Ana)
Grade: 11

JESSICA ARVIZU
Medium: acrylic on canvas board – “the patio”
School: Century High School (Santa Ana)
Grade: 12

JOSUE CAMBARA
Medium: photography – “Stairway of opportunities”
School: Century High School (Santa Ana)
Grade: 12

Earlier this year, the office of Senator Umberg provided students with time to create and submit their artwork, by sending out a letter to high schools in the 34th Senate District. The senate office worked with the high schools to draw attention to the art competition for those who might be interested in participating.

For students or teachers who would like more information on the competition for next year, please visit my website.

This article was released by the Office of Senator Tom Umberg.