Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jenkins office accepting art entries

By The Herald Staff | 3/10/2014

WASHINGTON — Artistic Franklin County high school students have an opportunity to show off their talents to a congresswoman who represents them in the nation’s capital.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., announced Monday she is accepting art entries from high school students in her district, which includes Franklin County, to compete in a nationwide Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The winner receives the honor of having his or her work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, Jenkins’ office said. The artist also will receive an art scholarship to attend a specific school, and a trip to Washington, D.C., to view his or her work in the Capitol.

WASHINGTON — Artistic Franklin County high school students have an opportunity to show off their talents to a congresswoman who represents them in the nation’s capital.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., announced Monday she is accepting art entries from high school students in her district, which includes Franklin County, to compete in a nationwide Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The winner receives the honor of having his or her work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, Jenkins’ office said. The artist also will receive an art scholarship to attend a specific school, and a trip to Washington, D.C., to view his or her work in the Capitol.

“We had truly amazing entries for last year’s Congressional Art Competition, and I look forward to seeing even more inspiring works from the very talented high school students in eastern Kansas,” Jenkins said.

The competition began in 1982 and has featured more than 650,000 students from across the country.

Students may send their artwork to Jenkins’ office in Topeka, 3550 S.W. Fifth St., Topeka. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. April 9.

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