State High sophomore Kyle Hynes is taking home $5,000 for his first-place finish in the Draw the Lines PA’s youth division.
The 15-year-old said he’ll be practical with the winnings.
“Probably put it away for college and just further in life," Hynes said. "I don’t have as much of a need for it right now.”
The competition asked participants to submit maps outlining congressional districts. Contest organizers announced the statewide winners Wednesday during a ceremony at the Capitol in Harrisburg.