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Long congratulates Ozark High School student for winning the 38th Annual Congressional Art Competition for Missouri’s 7th Congressional District

Springfield, May 13, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – Today, Congressman Long (R-MO) recognized Ozark High School student, Skylar Schafer, for winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition.

Skylar Schafer’s winning selection is a watercolor painting entitled, “Missouri Barn.” Schafer’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with other artwork winners from across the country. She will have the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and attend a ceremony in which her winning work will be unveiled.

“Each year I look forward to seeing the talented artwork students in our district submit and this year is no different,” said Rep. Long. “I want to thank each student who participated and congratulate them on their excellent work. These students never make it easy for our judges.”

Maria Biondo from Nixa High School is this year’s second place winner with her prismacolor pencil artwork entitled, “Blank Slate.” Colton Wenger from Clever High School is this year’s third place winner with photography entitled “Cutting Ties.”

This year marks the 38th annual high school art competition held by the Congressional Institute that allows students from all across the country to showcase their artistic talents by submitting an original piece of artwork. This year’s winning pieces were judged and selected by Dr. Rebecca Burrell and Malinda Ingram Watson, both from Drury University.