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Rep. Ron Kind: 2014 Winners of Congressional Art Competition Announced

LA CROSSE, Wis.. (WXOW)- U.S. Rep. Ron Kind and his wife, Tawni Kind, announced the winners of the 18th annual Third Congressional District Art Contest.

"The Congressional Art Contest is always a highlight of the year for Tawni and me," stated Rep. Kind.  "There is so much artistic talent to be found in western and central Wisconsin, and it's an honor for us to showcase the amazing work of some of our best young artists."

The winners are:

1st place
Alysha Strangstalien, Central High School
"The Light in the Dark"

2nd Place
Megan Sandheinrich, Central High School
"I was looking for a home but all I found was a Brick Wall"

3rd Place
Kong Meng Xiong, Logan High School
"You Can't Escape the Past"

4th Place
India Hoeppner, Logan High School
"Life's Hands"

Honorable Mentions
Payton Brown, Central High School
"Rare Bones"

Alexandra Burelback, Central High School
"Enduring Sound"

Kendra Garbers, Central High School
"Beauty and Nature

Sara Harris, La Farge High School
"Birthday Girl"

Amber Herrick, Augusta High School
"Veggies from the Pen"

Emily Jeffers, La Farge High School
"In the Valley"

Erin Petersen, Logan High School
"ABC's of Being Fine"

Miranda Smith, Logan High School
"Stay Beautiful"

Andie West, La Farge High School
"At the Cabin"

Laura Wiedmann, La Farge High School
"Three Flying Birds"

The contest recognizes the artistic talent of our region's high school art students, bringing together high school artists from across western and central Wisconsin.

The first-place entry, "The Light in the Dark" by Alysha Strangstalien, will be displayed for a year in the U.S Capitol  The second-place work will be displayed in Rep. Kind's Washington, D.C. office, while the third and fourth place works will be hung in his La Crosse and Eau Claire offices.

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