Cedar Tree Classical Christian School student wins congressional art competition

Megan Sheets earned first place in the Southwest Washington Congressional Arts Competition

A student at Cedar Tree Classical Christian School in Ridgefield has been announced as the winner of the Southwest Washington Congressional Art Competition by U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground.

Megan Sheets won first place with her submission titled “Paia.”

Megan Sheets of Cedar Tree Classical Christian School won first place with her submission titled “Paia.”
Megan Sheets of Cedar Tree Classical Christian School won first place with her submission titled “Paia.”

As her reward, she has been invited to travel to Washington, D.C., in June when her artwork will be hung in the U.S. Capitol building for a year.

Herrera Beutler, who hosted a Congressional Art Competition Reception at the Clark County Historical Museum May 4 to showcase the art, marveled at the quality of this year’s submissions in a press release announcing the winners.

“The level of talent these artists displayed in this year’s art competition was terrific,” she said. “As always, we had some great submissions, which made it all the more difficult to choose a winner. I’m proud to hang Megan’s beautiful flowers in the Capitol for all to enjoy!”

Sheets wasn’t the only Cedar Tree Classical Christian School student to shine in the competition.

Ysabel Morales earned second place for her submission titled “Gentle Giants.”

This piece of art was created by Ysabel Morales of Cedar Tree Classical Christian School and is called “Gentle Giants.” Image provided by the office of Jaime Herrera Beutler
This piece of art was created by Ysabel Morales of Cedar Tree Classical Christian School and is called “Gentle Giants.” Image provided by the office of Jaime Herrera Beutler

Third place went to Luis Gurrola Villarreal of Kelso High School.

This submission was created by Luis Gurrola Villarreal of Kelso High School. And is called “The Red Portal.”
This submission was created by Luis Gurrola Villarreal of Kelso High School. And is called “The Red Portal.”
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