Two Kecoughtan High School students place in 2020-2021 Congressional art competition
Sean Ferris, a rising senior at Kecoughtan High School, is a Peninsula regional winner of the 2nd district Congressional art competition. Nora Martin, a rising sophomore, placed third in the 3rd district Congressional competition.
Each spring, a nationwide high school visual art competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since 1982 when the Artistic Discovery competition began, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol and also featured on the House.gov Congressional Art Competition page.
Ferris’ artwork is entitled ‘Columns of the Street Side’ and is being displayed in Congresswoman Elaine Luria’s office for one year. His art teacher is Madeline Brewer.
Martin’s art teacher is Robin Gordon.
Congratulations to our students on this outstanding achievement and recognition.