Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced the winners of her annual student art contest Friday, with the top prize awarded to a Vancouver student.
Andreea Coroi, a student at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, won first place for her piece “Mellona.” Her work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for a year.
Second place went to Kylana Hegnes for her artwork entitled “Finn,” and third place was awarded to Tyler McKinley for his piece called “Beach Day.” Both are students at Kelso High School. They’ll be invited to hang their work in the Republican congresswoman’s Vancouver office.
“Southwest Washington students really showed up and put their artistic talents on display in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” Herrera Beutler said in a media release. “I was thrilled that we received a number of stunning submissions, and I want to thank every single student who submitted their artwork. I also want to congratulate our first-place winner, Andreea, and I look forward to hanging her beautiful painting in the U.S. Capitol!”