Art students from Spring Valley High School participated in the annual Congressional Art Competition held at the West Virginia Cultural Center. The competition is sponsored by congressional members and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts. Three congressional districts were represented with a total of 111 works of art submitted.
Dakota Sanders, a junior, won the Congressional Art Award for District 3. His artwork will be on display for one year in Washington, D.C. Dakota will be honored in a ceremony with other congressional district winners this coming summer. Dakota also received a $100 gift certificate from Dick Blick.
Natalie Daugherty, a sophomore, was one of five second place winners out of the entire exhibit. She was awarded a $50 gift certificate from Dick Blick.
The awards were presented by Kay Goodwin, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts. The District 3 message was delivered by Chad R. Story, field representative for Congressman Evan Jenkins.
Spring Valley’s art teachers are Cheryl Alley and Tess Hager.