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Students Artwork Displayed At Capitol


Art teacher Callie Juhl submitted junior Hannah Otis’s artwork to a contest in which the winner’s work would be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. According to Otis, her piece was chosen out of 500 pieces from Missouri. It portrayed a woman with an expressionless face but “everything is crazy around her.” Otis said that it is a depiction of how women used to not be able to speak their minds about the world around them.

Juhl said that Otis’s art had already won an award at the school’s art show, which was judged by teachers from other high schools.

“Hannah’s was just really phenomenal and I knew that she had a good chance,” said Juhl. “She worked really, really, really hard on it.”

The judges for the national competition were professors from Northwest Missouri State University.

Juhl said that she wants to sell prints of Hannah’s picture to fund her activities in Washington D.C.

Otis said that she was very excited when she found out she had won the contest.

“I cried,” said Otis. “I was out in the hallway bawling.”

Otis’s artwork will be displayed in the Capitol building for a year.

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