Roosevelt Student to Have Art Displayed at U.S. Capitol

Khasi Reyes is 3rd District Winner of 2012 Congressional Art Competition

A senior at Roosevelt High School is going to have his artwork on display at the United States Capitol. Congressman Leonard Boswell announced during a visit today to Roosevelt that Khasi Reyes is the winner in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition for Iowa’s Third District.

“Khasi is a talented artist and student who will be an excellent representative of our school and community,” said Sam Chiodo, the art teacher at Roosevelt. “We are very excited that one of our students will have their work displayed in our nation’s Capitol building, and grateful for Congressman Boswell’s support of this terrific opportunity.”

Reyes’ winning work of art is an etching of the Iowa State Capitol. He is a student in Chiodo’s Advanced Placement Studio Art course.

In addition to having his art on display at the U.S. Capitol, Reyes receives two airline tickets to Washington, DC in order to attend a reception for the winners to be held in June.

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. The competition provides an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of local artists in each district select the winning entries, which are then displayed for one year at the Capitol. Since it began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.