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2017 Congressional Art Competition Winners

Washington, D.C.–Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today announced the Third District’s winning artists of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.  
Smith worked with the Nebraska Art Teachers Association to coordinate the competition. The first place artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Smith will display the runners-up in his Washington, D.C., Grand Island, and Scottsbluff offices.
 “Congratulations to all of the young artists from across the Third District who shared their talents in this competition, as well as the teachers who have cultivated their creativity,” Smith said. “I am excited to share the winners’ work with visitors to the U.S. Capitol and my offices in Washington, D.C., and Nebraska.”
 First Place: “Sophie” by Charles Johnson of Grant
Perkins County Schools
Charles’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
 Second Place: “River’s Glass” by Leighton Bubak of Arnold  Public Schools
Arnold Public Schools
Leighton’s work will be displayed in Smith’s Washington, D.C. office.
 Third Place: “Geometric Sweetness” by Brooke Jorgenson of Shickley
Shickley Public School
Brooke’s work will be displayed in Smith’s Grand Island office.
 Fourth Place: “Native Lands” by Kelli Sisco of Chappell
Creek Valley High School
Kelli’s work will be displayed in Smith’s Scottsbluff office.