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Congressman Roger Marshall

Representing the 1st District of Kansas

Marshall Announces Congressional Art Competition Winners

May 16, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Office of Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., has announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Kansas' First Congressional District.

First place went to Brooke Bixenman, an outgoing senior at Wheatland High School in Grainfield, Kan. Bixenman's artwork, Harvesting the High Plains, will hang for one year in the U.S. Capitol, and she will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. for a ceremony on June 29 honoring first place winners from around the country.

"One of the treats members of Congress get to experience every day is passing by the artwork of students from around the country," Congressman Marshall said. "Brooke's impressive work will not only add to the beauty of the display, but will uniquely represent the backbone of our district - agriculture. I am also excited to have my offices decorated with the work of other talented students from around the state."

The runners-up to Bixenman's Harvesting the High Plains are shown below. The second-place artwork will hang in the Congressman's Washington, D.C., office for one year, the third-place artwork will hang in the Congressman's Salina office for one year, and the fourth-place artwork will hang in the Congressman's Garden City office for one year.


1st Place Winner: Brooke Bixenman, Senior at Wheatland High School (Graduated on Sunday)

Title of ArtHarvesting the High Plains

Medium: Colored Pencil

2nd Place Winner: Melissa Bixenman, Junior at Wheatland High School

Title of Art: Down the Fence

Medium: Colored Pencil

3rd Place Winner: Ruben Esparza, Junior at Salina Central High School

Title of Art: Larry

Medium: Pastels

4th Place Winner: Jordyn Vincent, Freshman at Wheatland High School

Title of Art: In the Spotlight

Medium: Printmaking