U.S. Congressman Max Miller Announces Winner of 2024 Congressional Competition

May 13, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congressman Max Miller’s (OH-07) today announced the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition for Ohio’s 7th District. Ella Wallace, an 11th grade student at Orrville High School, submitted the piece “Take Me Back” depicting her younger self. The artwork, which was made using colored pencils, represents innocence and the desire to go back to simpler times.  

The Congressman notified Wallace of her achievement in a surprise visit to her home. 

This is not the first time that Ella’s art has been honored. She has received multiple Gold Keys in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, through which her work was recognized nationally at the Carnegie Hall in New York City. Most recently, one of her pieces received the “Best in Show” award at the Wayne County Art Show. 

Wallace is completing her junior year at Orrville High School and plays singles tennis. When she is off the court, Ella participates in the Earth Science Club, Yearbook Club, and National Honor Society. Off campus, she volunteers at her church and is an active member of the Youth Fellowship program.  

Wallace’s art will be displayed for one year at the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C. alongside winners from congressional districts from across the country.  

Pictures from the Congressman’s visit to Ella’s house can be found here

Editor’s note regarding Congressman Miller:    
Congressman Max Miller represents Ohio’s Seventh District which includes Medina and Wayne counties as well as parts of Cuyahoga and Holmes counties. Miller serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for which he is also Chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. The Republican freshman members selected Miller as their representative to the Republican Steering Committee.  He is a member of the Republican Study Committee, Main Street Caucus, and the Congressional Jewish Caucus. Before joining Congress, Miller spent six years in the Marine Corps Reserves and served in several senior positions for President Donald Trump. Please visit http://maxmiller.house.gov for more information. 


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