In early May, students participating in the annual congressional art competition hosted by U.S. Rep. Sam Graves gathered at a reception where winners of the competition were announced.
Held at Graves’ office, several artists were recognized including third-place winner and Liberty High School student Mercedes Peck.
Peck created “A Touch of Spring.”
“We have some extremely talented young artists in my district and I’m always impressed with their submissions,” Graves said. “The congressional art competition is a great opportunity to showcase that talent. ... I’d like to thank everyone who participated and especially congratulate our winners.”
First-place work is displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in the United States Capitol complex in Washington, D.C.