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Upton Greets 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner Cami Hoogstraten

Otsego High School Sophomore’s work now hangs in U.S. Capitol

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Washington, June 29, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today met with Otsego High School Sophomore Cameron “Cami” Hoogstraten, winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. Cami’s winning piece, “Native American Dancer,” is a digital illustration with typography. The words, including those such as “love,” “home,” and “freedom,” are woven into the dancer’s outfit. It was chosen from more than 50 submissions. 

“It was great to finally meet Cami, who traveled all the way from Otsego,” said Upton. “The arts play such a big role in our communities, especially for high schoolers looking to express themselves. I’m proud of Cami’s hard work and creativity and look forward to seeing her work hang in the U.S. Capitol for literally thousands to admire.”

“I’ve been passionate about art practically my whole life,” said Cami. “I’m honored and excited to be part of such a special event. I can’t wait to see my art hanging in the U.S. Capitol.”

As the 2017 Congressional Art Competition winner, Cami and her aunt flew to Washington, D.C., on two complimentary tickets provided by Southwest Airlines. They also took part in a reception honoring winners from across the country.

To see Cami’s winning piece of art please click here.

To learn more about the Congressional Art Competition please click here.

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