Bryan Station Students Garner Congressional Art Awards

May 2, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Normally when a congressman is making the rounds in his home district, it’s a political story. Today it was anything but, as Congressman Ben Chandler congratulated three Bryan Station High School students for taking home Congressional Art awards.

"It's charcoal and chalk on cardboard..." says Bryan Station junior Gabriel Baczkowski, as he stands next to the Dali-esque drawing that won him the Fayette County award. "It's a catfish. It's... tail end turns into a foot."

Baczkowski, along with two other students at the school, Victoria Jenkins and Phillip Haddaway, were given certificates of special recognition by Congressman Ben Chandler on Wednesday.

"I don't think Bryan Station has done anything like this before and we've had this competition for a number of years. So [I'm] very proud of these kids here at Bryan Station and what a great job they've done," he said.

The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 and allows high school students’ artwork to be judged at the congressional district level. Art from the overall winner is displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.