Date: June 8, 2020

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) congratulated Montgomery student Abby Baird upon being selected as the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition in Alabama's Second District. This year, Abby participated in a virtual meeting with Representative Roby due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Abby recently finished her junior year at the Montgomery Academy. Her winning piece, titled, "Stargazing," was created using colored pencils and star-shaped sticker applications. It will be displayed in the United States Capitol building for one year.

"I am thrilled to join Abby's family and friends to congratulate her on this outstanding accomplishment," Representative Roby said. "I am proud of Abby for her beautiful work. The annual Congressional Art Competition celebrates the importance of art and its impact on society, and it provides a unique opportunity for students in our community to showcase their talents. I look forward to seeing all the winning artwork, especially Abby's piece, displayed in the Capitol."

Every spring since 1982, members of Congress have sponsored the high school Congressional Art Competition in their respective districts. All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution. Since then, over 650,000 students have participated nationwide.