Beth Richter, a senior at Charlotte Christian, won this year's Congressional Art Competition for her entry titled “Medal of Honor.” Her black and white acrylic painting will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for the next year.
Beth also will be awarded a scholarship to the Summer Studio program at the Art Institute of Charlotte, a scholarship offer from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and two tickets to fly her and a guest to Washington for a reception in her honor.
Sabrina Collias, a sophomore at Myers Park High, was first runner-up for her watercolor entry titled “The Old Days,” which will be displayed in the office of U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C. Sabrina is also participating in the separate Congressional Award program, which involves hundreds of hours of community service. Like Beth, Sabrina will receive a scholarship to the Summer Studio program at the Art Institute of Charlotte.
Beth wasn’t able to make the Art Institute reception and awards ceremony because it conflicted with her senior prom, where she was named prom queen.
Other finalists were Asherel Kaseorg, a homeschooled 10th-grader from Charlotte; and Charlotte Christian seniors Morgan Yeargan and Paul Hanegraaff.