Jonesboro-Hodge High School senior wins 2017 Congressional High School Art Competition

Jonesboro-Hodge High School senior Meredith Anderson wins the 2017 Congressional High School Art Competition for Louisiana’s 5th District.

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that Jonesboro-Hodge High School senior Meredith Anderson has won the 2017 Congressional High School Art Competition for Louisiana’s 5th District.

High school students from throughout the nation compete annually for the opportunity to have a piece of artwork displayed in the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Anderson’s art will hang among other winners from congressional districts across the country in the Capitol for a year, beginning this summer. Anderson will have the opportunity to visit the Capitol in June to view her painting on display.

Anderson bested students from 14 other schools in the district. Her work, titled “Sarah Duck Hunt,” depicts a female hunter wading through a flooded Louisiana forest while carrying a number of ducks she took during a hunt.

“As a fellow duck hunter, I can definitely relate to the scene Meredith depicted with her entry, and she captured that moment perfectly,” Dr. Abraham said. “The students of Louisiana’s 5th District showed so much talent and skill with their submissions this year. They did a terrific job depicting the unique aspects of our state that make it so special, and I congratulate all of them on their hard work.”

Anderson said she plans to visit Washington this summer with her sister and her art teacher, Cyndi Beaubouef.

“I’m really excited about going to Washington and getting my art displayed in the Capitol. This is just a really great opportunity for me,” Anderson said.

After graduation, Anderson hopes to get an internship with a local tattoo parlor. She also plans to attend college and pursue a degree in Art.