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Loebsack Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award

“A Soldier’s Haunting” by Kaylee Adams to be displayed in U.S. Capitol

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Washington, May 8, 2018 | Joe Hand (202-225-6576) | comments
Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a painting entitled “A Soldier’s Haunting” by Keokuk High School’s Kaylee Adams was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2018 Congressional Art Contest. The painting is from a photo that Kaylee's uncle took of himself while serving in Iraq. After returning home, he suffered from PTSD and took his own life. Kaylee made the painting for her father to honor her uncle.

“Each year I am more and more impressed by the creativity, ingenuity, and talent of our local high school students. I send my congratulations to all of the young artists whose wonderful submissions made it a very close contest this year. I especially want to congratulate Kaylee and look forward to seeing her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol,” said Loebsack.

The People’s Choice Award winner was selected in an online competition in which 1266 votes were cast. “A Soldiers Haunting” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The first runner-up was “Griffen at the Campsite” by Kate Goodvin from Iowa City High School and the second runner-up was “Barbed Sunset” by Cameron White from Davenport West High School.

Kaylee Adams, Keokuk High School
A Soldier’s Haunting

First Runner-up:
Kate Goodvin, Iowa City High School
Griffen at the Campsite

Second Runner-up:
Cameron White, Davenport West High School
Barbed Sunset

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