Jada Inouye '19 Wins Third Place in Congressional Art Competition

Christina Yasutomi

Daydreaming. By Jada Inouye '19

Senior Jada Inouye’s self-portrait has won third place in the Hawaii District 1 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Her artwork, entitled “Daydreaming,” will be displayed in the District Office of Congressman Ed Case in downtown Honolulu. She was recognized on May 4 by the congressman at an awards ceremony.

“I’d like to thank Ms. Ota for instructing me with the self-portrait,” said Inouye.

Inouye is currently enrolled in Advanced Studio Art 2D. She is also a runner for the varsity track and field team and varsity cross country team. This fall, she will attend Seattle Pacific University. 

Since 1982, the Congressional Institute has sponsored a nationwide high school visual art competition in each congressional district. First place winner Clara Wu, from Kalani High School, has received a free trip to Washington D.C. to attend the National Awards Ceremony. Her artwork, entitled “Bubblegum Chums,” will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with the winners from other congressional districts. Second place was awarded to Cedrick Marques Pineda Asuncion of Farrington High School. His artwork, entitled “The Hidden Reflection,” will be displayed in the office of Congressman Case in Washington, D.C.