Woodland Hills High School Student Wins Congressman Doyle’s 2005 Congressional Arts Competition

May 13, 2005
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-14)tonight presented Lindsay Kilroy from Woodland Hills High School with the First Prize in the 2005 Congressional High School Arts Competition for the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Lindsay’s artwork, which will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year, is an acrylic painting entitled “Self Portrait Reflection” Her work was selected out of a collection of 59 entries from 11 schools throughout the 14th Congressional District.

The second place prize went to Nicole Oldham from Penn Hills High School for her artwork, “Two Potatoes and a Yam.” The third place prize went to Lauren Heidingsfelder from Woodland Hills High School for her watercolor, “All American Art.” The fourth place prize went to Holly Cook from Penn Hills High School for her colored pencil entry entitled “Colonial Cottage.” The fifth place prize went to Lyndsay Haines from Montour High School for her pencil drawing entitled “Summer Garden.”

“We received 59 outstanding entries for this year’s competition, and I can’t imagine how the judges were able to pick a winner. The hard work and dedication that these students put into their work is clear, and their artistic talents are quite evident in the artwork they submitted. They all should be proud of their creativity and talent,” Congressman Doyle said.

The winners were announced and recognized at an awards ceremony held at the University of Pittsburgh’s William Pitt Union in Pittsburgh.

The competition was again sponsored by the Congressional Arts Caucus of the United States House of Representatives. This was the tenth year in a row that Rep. Doyle has hosted such events. All public and private high school students within the 14th Congressional District are invited to participate in this competition.

“Every year, I am amazed at the talent and creativity of the young people in our communities,” Congressman Doyle remarked. “It is my pleasure to acknowledge and recognize these individuals and their artistic abilities by sponsoring this event every year.”


Doyle Press Release
May 13, 2005
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Due to the large number of outstanding works of art submitted for this competition, the judges awarded the following 10 students Honorable Mentions for their artwork:

1) Jaime Paolino
Gateway High School “Thailand
Acrylic painting

6) Eric Nash
Woodland Hills High School
“Art Supplies”
Linoleum block print

2) Demetra Rushè
Woodland Hills High School
“Flying Colors ”
7) Heather Davis
West Mifflin High School 
Acrylic painting
3) Emily Conforti
Gateway High School
Acrylic painting
8) Katherine Marron
Woodland Hills High School
Colored pencil drawing
4) Grace Rajnovic
Pittsburgh High School for theCreative and Performing Arts
“The War Machine”
Digital media picture
9) Michael Dengler
Pittsburgh High School for theCreative and Performing Arts
“Brain 1”
Digital media
5) Brittany Farrel
Sto-Rox High School 
Acrylic painting
10) Joe Miller
West Mifflin High School 
Pastel and colored pencil