Roanoke student wins Congressional Art Competition


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A North Cross student is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition.

Midora Firebaugh’s charcoal drawing, “Salt of the Earth,” won the Sixth District’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition out of 11 contestants.

Firebaugh’s piece is on display in Washington. Congressman Ben Cline hosted Firebaugh and her family to view her work.

“I am impressed with Midora’s talent and proud to see her original piece on display in the Capitol,” Cline said. “Competitions like the Congressional Art Competition are a wonderful way to highlight the skills students in the Sixth Congressional District possess.”

Her drawing is inspired by her grandfather, a Charlotte County tobacco farmer.

Each year, all House members host a similar competition and the winners’ pieces are put on display in the Capitol in alphabetical order of state or territory and numerical order by district.

Firebaugh is a rising senior at North Cross School.

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