Congratulations to Ali Vakilimafakheri!

Congratulations to Ali Vakilimafakheri whose photograph took 1st Place in the 
2016 Congressional Arts Competition.  His winning photograph will be displayed 
for 1 year in the U.S. Capitol.  As part of his prize, Ali gets an all expense 
paid trip to Washington DC in July to attend the opening reception.  Attached is 
his winning Photo. 
I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the other HTLA 
students whose work was in the competition: 
Ashley Lavizadeh, Violet Spillers, Umberto Renderos,Ekaterina Zhosan, Ezeki Slepak, 
Angelina Rodriguez, Jane Duong, Raffi Grigoryan, Diana Rudenky, Kristian Bacarro, 
Chiamaka Ugorji, Lauren Harris, Martha Alvarado, Bernardo Carpio, Andrew Dowgiallo, 
Catherine Pylnev, Rosemina Bazeghi, Ysabelle Mayo, Moises Flores, Jonny Nabatian, 
Samantha Ruiz, Kiana Tashakori, Tiam Boluordi,and Christopher Aldana. 
Mr. Merrill