Knierman Wins Congressional Art Competition
by Rachel Brown, 8 mos agor the first time in school history, Roncalli High School senior Rachel Knierman has won The Congressional Art Competition for 2018 as a representative for Indiana. Knierman and her parents will be flown to our nation’s capital to attend a reception honoring student artists representing all 50 states. Additionally, her artwork will hang in the rotunda of the United States Capitol building for one year. Her winning entry entitled “Fireflies” pays homage to the 2018 induction of the firefly as Indiana’s state insect and the Hoosier produced Ball jar.
“This is by far the most prestigious and public accolade we have received in the Roncalli Visual Arts department during my tenure,” said teacher Mark Stratton. “This is incredible exposure for Rachel and Roncalli.”
Photo: “Fireflies” by Rachel Knierman