Blaine student receives honorable mention in art competition

“Yum Yom, BLEH, Sniff Snerf”

By Stefanie Donahue

Blaine High School student Emily Ramey received an honorable mention for her work titled “Yum Yom, BLEH, Sniff Snerf” at the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s First District.

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) made the announcement during a reception honoring those who participated in the annual competition, which started in 1982. This year, three local artists judged submissions from students in grades 9 through 12.

“I was incredibly impressed with the creativity and outstanding quality of work submitted by all of this year’s participants, and I want to thank them all for sharing their talents with us,” DelBene said. “I didn’t envy the judges who had to make the tough decision.”

Nate McGaw from Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish won first place for his piece titled “Ballpoint Boy.”

Sarah Kimmerly from Redmond High School, Rebecca Robinson-Elmslie from Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center, Conner Barrett from Glacier Peak High School and Chelsea Shu from Redmond High School also received honorable

To learn more about the Congressional Art Competition, visit

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