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Goodlatte Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner

Memories by Midora Firebaugh

Roanoke student’s artwork to be displayed in U.S. Capitol

Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) recently announced that Midora Firebaugh, a rising 11th Grade student at North Cross School in Roanoke, is the winner of the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia’s 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

Her pencil drawing, Memories, will be featured in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year as part of a display of artwork by high school artists from across the nation. Midora resides in Roanoke and is the daughter of Wayne and Lisa Firebaugh. Her art teacher at North Cross School is Amy Jackson.

“Throughout my time serving the Sixth District, the Congressional Art Competition has been something I’ve looked forward to each year, said Goodlatte. “I am always impressed by the talent and creativity of student artists in our area, and this year is no exception.”

Midora’s artwork represents her late grandfather by capturing each object he loved most.

Congressman Goodlatte said he looked forward to the “thoughtful drawing representing our part of Virginia in the U.S. Capitol for many to see. . . . Thank you to every student who participated in the Congressional Art Competition as well as the teachers and parents for encouraging them to learn more about art and test out their own talents.”

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