The winner of the annual 6th Congressional District art contest was on Capitol Hill today. Here’s a release from Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County:
Today, Congressman Goodlatte had the opportunity to welcome Patricia Byars, and her father Randall, to the U.S. Capitol. Patricia, who recently graduated from E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, is the winner of the Sixth Congressional District’s 2013 Congressional Art Competition. All of the winners from across the nation were invited to attend a reception in the Capitol recognizing their achievement. While in the Capitol, Congressman Goodlatte took some time to show Patricia where her artwork will be on display for the next year.
Here’s more on the competition:
Patricia Byars, daughter of Randall and Jessicalyn Byars, resides in Lynchburg and is a senior at E.C. Glass High School. “Still Life” was selected as the 2013 winner of the district-wide Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, first began in 1982 and is open to all high school students. The winning entries are displayed in a corridor of the U.S. Capitol for one year in an area designated for the artistic talents of today’s youth.
Leah Givens, a junior at E.C. Glass High School, received second place and Elizabeth Akers, a senior at William Fleming High School, was named the third place winner. The second and third place artwork will be on display in Congressman Goodlatte’s Roanoke and Lynchburg Offices.