US Rep. Keith Ellison hosted the 29th Annual High School Congressional Arts Competition Forum May 3 at the Perpich Center for Art Education (PCAE) in Golden Valley. Each spring, Ellison sponsors a district-wide high school arts competition. The High School Congressional Arts Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of students from across the nation and in each Congressional District.
A total of 50 pieces of artwork were submitted by 30 art teachers from 20 schools in the Fifth Congressional District. Schools competing included: Perpich Center for the Arts High School (Golden Valley), Hopkins High School, Hosterman District 287 (New Hope), Washburn High School (Minneapolis), Fridley High School, Robbinsdale Cooper High School, Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, Southwest High School (Minneapolis), FAIR School Downtown, Totino-Grace High School (Fridley), Richfield High School, Spring Lake Park High School, Breck School (Golden Valley), Spring Lake Park Learning Alternatives Community School, The Blake School (Minneapolis), Metro Heights Academy (Columbia Heights), P.E.A.S.E. Academy (Minneapolis), Phoenix VOA High School (Minneapolis), Columbia Heights High School, and El Colegio High School (Minneapolis).