Immaculate Heart Student Wins Student Art Competition for 34th Congressional District

Congressman Xavier Becerra presents the first place award to Immaculate Heart sophomore Soobin Kim of Koreatown for her artwork in the annual 34th District Congressional Art Competition. Photo Courtesy of Congressman Becerra’s Office

Immaculate Heart High School sophomore Soobin Kim recently won first place in the 2016 Congressional Student Art Competition for the 34th Congressional District represented by U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra.

Kim’s artwork, entitled “Childhood Innocence,” will be displayed in the halls of the U.S. Capitol where it will hang for one year as part of the Congressional Arts Competition: An Artistic Discovery exhibit. She will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend this summer’s ceremonies celebrating the student winners from throughout the country.

According to Congressman Becerra, this year’s competition drew 168 entries from high schools and community organizations throughout California’s 34th Congressional District.

“Los Angeles is a place of great creativity and this year’s student artwork reflects that once again,” Congressman Becerra said. “Congratulations to Soobin Kim whose exceptional piece will be on display for all visitors to our nation’s capital to see. This annual competition is a wonderful way to motivate our students to explore and express their artistic talents.”

This is the third consecutive year that the artwork of an Immaculate Heart student will be showcased in this nationwide exhibit. The art of two past Immaculate Heart winners was selected to represent the 28th Congressional District served by U.S. Representative Adam Schiff.

About Immaculate Heart

Founded in 1906, Immaculate Heart educates young women in grades sixth through 12th from its central location in the Los Feliz foothills near Griffith Park in Hollywood. The school has a long and distinguished history, with more than 10,000 graduates. Today’s student body of more than 700 young women is both geographically and ethnically diverse, drawing on students from throughout Los Angeles County. Last year, virtually 100 percent of Immaculate Heart graduates matriculated to colleges, including the most prestigious schools in the country.




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