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Student artist earns top award in Congressional competition
Student artist earns top award in Congressional competition
Posted on 05/06/2021
When Flowers Bloom the Brightest A Stevenson High School junior will have her work displayed in the nation’s capital next year after earning the top honor in a Congressional Art competition.

Thy Hoang’s work, When Flowers Bloom the Brightest, will be dislayed in the Cannon Tunnel in the capital Congressman Andy Levin’s 2021 Congressional Art Competition. 

"I am so excited and happy that Thy won this award,” said Stevenson High School art teacher Patricia Fields. “It is a huge honor and she deserves to be recognized for her talent and dedication to her art.  Thy is not only one of the most naturally gifted artists I've ever had in my class, but she is also one of the most motivated and hard working.  I am sure that the members of Congress will enjoy viewing her artwork in their hall for the next year."

Hoang said the work is based in traditional Japanese culture where flowers are placed on desks of students who passed away.

The classroom is upside down, and the drawing uses lighting to display a vase without a flower. At the forefront is a young girl holding flowers behind her back. 

Hoang said she was honored to receive the award, but “it’s a little bit scary” to have a top award as the standard to judge her future success. 

“I started so young. At first, it was just something I did for fun. Around the middle when I turned eight, I realized that art it’s really the only thing I love,” Hoang said. 

“Now that my art has skyrocketed, I really realize that there is a place for me here,” she said.