U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-South Pittsburg) recognized the finalists at an awards ceremony held at the Middle Tennessee State University Todd Art Gallery.
Ferenchuk’s entry, titled "Aachen Cathedral," and Savannah Stone’s entry, titled “An Expectant Generation,” were honored on May 12 along with eight other high school finalists in the 16 county district.
Oksana is the daughter of Lyubov and Nikolay Ferenchuk.
Her art teacher is Laura Gheesling.
Savannah is the daughter of Vince and Tena Stone.
Her art teacher is Amanda Wilson
Ferenchuk was announced as the overall winner. Ferenchuk’s piece will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
Ferenchuk will visit Washington, D.C., this June for a reception honoring the winners.
John Simmons (professor at Lee University) and Michael Baggarly (professor at Middle Tennessee State University) participated in this year’s judging committee.
The Congressional Institute sponsors the art competition in cooperation with the House of Representatives.
More than 650,000 high school students have participated in the annual competition since it began in 1982.