An Olentangy Orange High School junior is among a trio of students representing three central Ohio Congressional districts whose artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
Matthew Brady of Lewis Center was named the 12th Congressional District winner of the Congressional Art Competition for his photo, "Luke."
The other central Ohio winners, announced earlier this week at the Columbus Museum of Art, are Fatima Fnu from Centennial High School in Columbus, for her charcoal drawing titled, "Linked In Time"; and Sarah Karns of Clinton-Massie High School in Waynesville, for her drawing, "33 Shared by 2."
U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson, who represents the 12th District, said in a statement that it's "thrilling" to see so much enthusiasm for the arts among high-schoolers.
"I'm overwhelmed at the amount of talent displayed," he said.
Brady is the son of Jim and Elizabeth Brady. His photo was selected from among 161 submissions by central Ohio high school students.
In June, Brady and a guest will be flown to Washington, D.C., where his artwork will be displayed in the Capitol alongside winners from districts across the nation as a part of the year-long exhibition.
The contest began in 1982.