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OHS Student Wins 38th Annual Congressional Art Competition

On May 13 Congressman Billy Long (R-MO) recognized Ozark High School student Skylar Schafer for winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Missouri’s 7th Congressional District.

Schafer’s winning selection is a watercolor painting titled “Missouri Barn.” Schafer’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with other artwork winners from across the country. She will also have the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and attend a ceremony in which her winning work will be unveiled.

“Each year I look forward to seeing the talented artwork students in our district submit and this year is no different,” Long said. “I want to thank each student who participated and congratulate them on their excellent work. These students never make it easy for our judges.”

This year marks the 38th annual high school art competition held by the Congressional Institute that allows students from all across the country to showcase their artistic talents by submitting an original piece of artwork. This year’s winning pieces were judged and selected by Dr. Rebecca Burrell and Malinda Ingram Watson, both from Drury University. 

On May 13 Congressman Long (R-MO) recognized Ozark High School student Skylar Schafer for winning this year’s Congressional A