Monroe News: Airport High School student wins art contest
An Airport High School student was this year’s winner of a congressional art competition.
Sarah Mitchell, who will be a senior, won the 7th District’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition with her oil painting titled “Vibrant Bison.”
“We had an abundance of unique and impressive entries for this year’s art competition,” state Rep. Tim Walberg said.
“Congratulations to Sarah on her truly outstanding painting that put her on top,” Walberg added.
According to a news release, the painting will hang in the Cannon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol for the next year, along with winners from other districts across the country.
“Sarah’s creativity really shines through in this piece, and I am excited for her to represent our community in the halls of Congress,” Walberg said.
Mitchell VanNote, a student at Potterville High School, won second place with his painting titled “Drop,” which shows the silhouette of a paratrooper surrounded by clouds.
VanNote’s painting will be displayed in Walberg’s Jackson office.
This article originally appeared in the July 5 edition of the Monroe News.