Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces Congressional Arts Competition Finalists

March 14, 2013
Press Release
“People’s Choice” Contest Begins on Facebook

art competition finalists

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced sixteen finalists for the 2nd Congressional District Arts Competition. Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage creativity across Hawai‘i and the country.

“This competition highlights the tremendous artistic talent in every corner of Hawai‘i,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “Our student-artists have an incredible gift to share, and the contest entries this year demonstrate the ability of our students, as well as the strength of our local arts educators.”

The overall winner of the district-wide competition will be chosen on March 30 in a ceremony at the Hawai‘i State Capitol. The first-place piece will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol alongside winners from all other congressional districts.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard also created a “People’s Choice” contest on her official Facebook page today featuring all sixteen finalists. The top three entries with the most “Likes” by Thursday, March 28 at 5 p.m. EST will be featured as cover photos at the top of the page.


Second Congressional District Finalists:

  • Rae Alexie Bali, Leilehua High School
  • Ryne Cabias, Leilehua High School
  • Angela Cordeiro, Kahuku High School
  • Kimberly Corpuz, Kapa‘a High School
  • Rhea Erice, Leilehua High School
  • Kierstyn Esteron, Moloka‘i High School
  • Roldan Galvadores, Leilehua High School
  • Marissa Goddinez, King Kekaulike High School
  • Casey Golden, Kahuku High School
  • Brieanah Gouveia, Parker School
  • Marie Eriel Hobro, Leilehua High School
  • Heaven Medrano-Santiago, Leilehua High School
  • Eliana Kalilikane-Garces, Moloka‘i High
  • Rosemary Kulhavy-Southerland, King Kekaulike High School
  • Devon Richmond, Parker School
  • Rizpah Torres-Umi, Moloka‘i High School

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