WASHINGTON (FOX 7 Austin) - A Burnet High School student has been named a winner of Congressman Roger Williams' 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
Audra Hoefelmeyer of Burnet placed third in the competition with her piece "A Moment in Time."
Williams (TX-25) announced the winners Tuesday in a release.
“Congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” said Williams. “It was such a joy to see all of the student artwork and it further shows how talented, creative and promising our students are."
According to the release, the Congressional Institute sponsors an annual nationwide high school art competition to recognize artistic talent in each congressional district. Since 1982, more than 650,000 students have participated.
Whitney High School student Noelia Delgado placed first with her work "Soft Kisses," which will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Delgado also will receive two roundtrip tickets to Washington D.C. for a ceremony honoring her and other winning students from across the nation.
"I am proud to showcase Noelia’s artwork as a representation of Texas for visitors across the nation to see," Williams said.
Kaitlyn Smith, also from Whitney High School, placed second with her piece "The Emergence of Stars".