RHS Students’ Artwork to be Displayed in Nation’s Capitol
Catching Dreams, Rachel Thornton
- Lakota Woman, Kate Chambers
Two Roosevelt High School students’ talents will represent South Dakota in Washington, D.C. in the coming weeks, as their artwork will be hung inside the Capitol building with artwork from around the nation. Kate Chamber’s entry, “Lakota Woman” (charcoal on wood) won 1st Place and Rachel Thornton’s “Catching Dreams” (monoprint/acrylic on canvas) won 2nd Place. Congratulations Kate and Rachel and Roosevelt High School!
Here is more information about the competition: Each spring, the Congressional Institute
sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. The competition provides an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.
Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of local artists in each district select the winning entries, which are then displayed for one year at the Capitol.
Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC. Since it began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.