U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) announced Kenzie Talhelm from Walter M. Williams High School as the winner of this year's Congressional Art Competition for North Carolina's Sixth District.
The piece, "A Stroll in Charleston", is a nighttime scene of the city's waterfront after a rain. Her portrait will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year.
"North Carolina's 6th District is honored to welcome Kenzie's winning artwork to the halls of the United States Capitol," Walker said. "This year's breathtaking entries showcased just how blessed we are to live in a community surrounded by such talented young individuals. We thank them all for making the 2020 Congressional Art Competition a true success."
The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as an opportunity to showcase the talent of high school students and acknowledge gifted young artists. Hundreds of thousands of local high school students have been able to participate over the past three-plus decades.