2013 Congressional Art Awards

The results are in!  The winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Awards have been announced.  Please help me in extending a huge congratulations to two of Topeka West's finest photographers, Jared Scrinopskie and Patrick Lacy!!

Patrick's incredibly time-consuming piece, titled Ashlar, placed 3rd while Jared's visually stimulating image, titled Dreaming, placed 1st overall!!  This is only Topeka West's second time entering the contest (last year T. West placed 2nd and 4th overall) and I definitely plan to continue entering work created by our fantastic students in the photography program.

Jared's photograph will be re-matted and framed and then will be shipped to Washington, D. C. where it will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one full year.  Jared will also receive two round-trip airfare tickets to Washington, D.C. courtesy of Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins' office (who sponsored the art awards).

Way to go West!!

Jared Scrinopskie, Dreaming           1st Place, 2013 Congressional Art Awards

Patrick Lacy, Ashlar                                               3rd Place, 2013 Congressional Art Awards


Update:  Today, May 2nd, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (along with Topeka West's principal Jeanne Carton and other distinguished guests) stopped by the photography class room to personally congratulate Jared and Patrick.  What a fantastic opportunity for these students and for Topeka West!


JC said...

Jared and Patrick,
Your works are stunning, your talent obvious, and your representation of West is stellar. Thank you for producing such good work. Congratulations also to Mr. Berryman for his guidance and instruction. How proud we all are!!
Ms. Carton

Unknown said...

Congratulations to the students - wonderful pictures demonstrating great talent.

Great job Mr. Berryman.

Eileen Caspers

Anonymous said...

Awesome Job Guys! Congrats to everyone!

Mary Middleton