2 KILJ Area Students Are Winners In Congressional Art Contest

Written by Theresa Rose on May 1, 2015

Loebsack Announces Winner of 2015 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award

“Navy Pier” by Kelsey Stamper to be displayed in U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a pencil drawing by Kelsey Stamper, a senior at Keokuk High School, was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2015 Congressional Art Contest. The People’s Choice Award winner was selected in an online competition in which nearly 700 votes were cast. Stamper’s winning drawing, “Navy Pier,” was one of 50 entries from 12 different high schools in 10 counties. It will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and Stamper will receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the unveiling as well as a reception held to honor all of this year’s winners.

“Each year I am more and more impressed by the creativity, ingenuity, and talent of our local high school students. I send my congratulations to all of the young artists whose wonderful submissions made it a very close contest this year. I especially want to congratulate Kelsey and look forward to welcoming her and her family to Washington and seeing her artwork hang in the U.S. Capitol,” said Loebsack.

The artwork of the first and second runners-up will be displayed in Loebsack’s district offices in Davenport and Iowa City. The first runner-up was a drawing by Rachel Warrick from Van Buren Community School entitled “Dad.” The second runner-up was a painting by Crystal Wen from Iowa City West entitled “Willow Creek.”

Winner:

Kelsey Stamper, Keokuk High School

“Navy Pier”

First Runner-up:

Rachel Warrick, Van Buren Community School

“Dad”

Second Runner-up:

Crystal Wen, Iowa City West

“Willow Creek”