POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Students, families and teachers gathered in Pottsville for a reception honoring high school artists that participated in the annual Congressional Art Competition. This year, Congressman Dan Mueler gave local students a chance to display their artwork at the U.S. Capitol building.
During the reception, Cassidy Heckler, a high school senior was announced as the winner. She says that knowing her art will be seen by world leaders is an honor.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for,” Heckler says. “I just really hope that they like it and appreciate it because this piece really does mean a lot to me and I would really love to share my passion and my inspiration with anybody that would come into contact with my art.”
As the winner, Heckler will be able to see her art hang in the halls of congress during a separate reception in the nation’s capital. Additional art was selected to hang in Mueser’s office in Washington D.C. while other pieces will be displayed in district officed in Pottsville, Reading, and Lebanon.
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