Nakeya Wilson of Miami, a rising senior at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School, is District 17’s winner of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.
Nakeya and her mother Elaine were welcomed by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson to Washington, D.C. for the reception of winners from across the country. Their art is installed in the Capitol complex tunnel between the Cannon House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol for members of Congress, congressional staffers and thousands of tourists to see every day. Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors the nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent from congressional districts across the country. More than 650,000 U.S. high school students have participated in this competition since its inception in 1982.