Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13)
WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) announced the winners of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition, a contest held among high school students in Texas’ 13th Congressional District.
Jackson said: “I am pleased to congratulate Jessica, Lupita, and Dylan on placing in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. Each piece of artwork submitted showcased just how talented and bright the students of our district are. I thank all who participated, including the teachers who helped facilitate the contest, and I look forward to seeing Jessica’s work hang in our Nation’s Capitol later this year.”
As this year’s first-place winner, Jessica Jewell Starrett’s piece, titled Big Elmer, will hang in the United States Capitol alongside other districts’ winning pieces for one year. Jessica is a senior at Randall High School in Amarillo.
Placing second for her piece titled Eiftheria I Thanatos, Lupita Pasillas is a sophomore at Caprock High School in Amarillo. Dylan Bragg placed third for his piece, titled The Eyes of Texas. Dylan is a senior at Rider High School in Wichita Falls. Lupita’s and Dylan’s artwork will hang in Congressman Jackson’s Amarillo and Wichita Falls offices for one year, respectively.
The Congressional Art Competition has recognized the artistic talents of young students nationwide since 1982. Dozens of students from multiple high schools across our district participated in our local competition this year. Submissions consisted of photographs, drawings, and paintings.