Sixth District Congressional Art Show Winners Announced

Julia DiGiovanni of North Andover High School won the Grand Prize in the 24th Sixth District Congressional High School Art Competition at Montserrat College of Art. A ceremony to present the awards was held Saturday March 17th  in the college’s 301 Cabot Street Gallery. The annual event was hosted Saturday by Montserrat College of Art for Congressman Seth Moulton, and student winners were presented with certificates and scholarships for Montserrat’s Pre-College Summer Program.

Julia’s work will be sent to Washington DC for a June reception with the winners of all other Congressional District Competitions from across the US. It will be on display for one year.

The exhibit included more than 150 pieces from 28 different public and private high schools within the 6th District of Massachusetts, as well as home-schooled students. The exhibition was juried by Gallery owner, artist and photographer Ann Fothergill, and Kevin Lucey, Montserrat exhibition and programs coordinator and an alum.

The full list of awards include:


North Andover High School                       Julia DiGiovanni  Grade 10  “Self Portrait”


Masconoment Regional High School        Kaylee Warren Grade 12 “Drama Queen”


Marblehead High School                           Maggie Sheridan  Grade 12“Tirdhreacha “ 


St. John’s Prepatory School                     Andrew McClelland  Grade 12  “Crane Estate”



Beverly High School                                   Micael “Cherry” Donegan Grade 12 “What Do You Mean We’re Out of Detergent”

Marblehead High School                           Alex Blaisdell  Grade 12 “Liberation”

Masconomet Regional High School        Gia Antonellis Grade 12  “ Vanishing

North Andover High School                      Caitlin Jeffrey Grade 12 “Distorted Reflection”

North Reading Memorial High School     Nadia Rawle Grade 8 “Still Life with Stuffed Panda”

Pingree School                                            Benjamin Daume  Grade 11 “A Nightly Blur”

Rockport High School                               Matthew Anderson Grade 12 “Miss”

St. John’s Preparatory School                Christopher Friend  Grade 12 “NBPT”

BEST OF SCHOOL                                                   

Amesbury High School                              Carter Castay Grade 12 “Serenitee”

Beverly High School                                   Jocelyn Lee Grade 12 “Lost Refuge”

Billerica Memorial High School                 Skyler Sellers Grade 10 “Color My World”

Bishop Fenwick High School                    Meredith McIntosh Grade 11 “Water Under the Bridge”

Danvers High School                                 Lindsay LeClaire Grade 12  “Rosy”

Gloucester High School                              Alannah Allen Grade 12 “Life and Death”

Hamilton Wenham Regional High School  Olivia Malloy Grade 11  “Puppeteer”

Ipswich High School                                     Kylie Smith Grade 10  “Somewhere Else”

Lynn Classical High School                           Deljin Robles Grade 12  “Cockpit”

Lynn English High School                                    Julia Chen Grade 10 “Belle”

Lynnfield High School                                   Jillian O’Keefe Grade 12 “Color Movement”

Manchester Essex Regional High School          Randall Doane Grade 12  “Grampy”

Newburyport High School                          Baily Fogel  Grade 11 “Busking at Dusk”

New England Academy                              Mai Macinnin  Grade 11 “Bittersweet”

North Reading High School                      Nessren Ourdyl Grade 9 “El Jadida, Morocco”

Peabody Vets Memorial High School            Erin Melin Grade 12 “Hand Face”

Pentucket Regional High School                      Gabrielle Blake Grade 12 “Binary Prints”

Pingree School                                            Adelaide Fenton Grade 10  “Cape House”

Reading Memorial High School                Emma Turner Grade 12 “Home Invasion”

Rockport High School                                 Anya Fulmer Grade 11 “Still Life III”

St. Mary’s High School                               Moon Yang Grade 10 “Dreaming of Holding Your Hand”

Salem Academy                                          Lilah Monahan Grade 12 “Vibrating Sky”

Triton Regional High School                     Niamh Rollins Grade 11 “Self Portrait”

Waring School                                            Elle Zymba Grade 11  “Eagle House”

The competition was was open to high school students from public and private schools within the 6th District of Massachusetts, as well as home-schooled students.  

Montserrat College of Art is educating the designers, artists, entrepreneurs and problem solvers for a rapidly changing world that requires creative solutions to new challenges. At the intersection of design and technology, the college offers three international programs, 12 concentrations and a required internship program. Montserrat alumni are employed by some of the country’s biggest brands including Disney, Puma, Hasbro and more. Students earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and develop their skills for success in today’s growing creative economy. The college also offers year-round classes for youth, teens and adults through its Continuing Education Division, and has four public galleries offering year-round, free, exhibitions and lectures. Montserrat is “Where Creativity Works.”

Jo Broderick

Click here to see photos from the 2017 Closing Reception and Award Ceremony.

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