A congressional student art contest and military service applications will be subjects of discussion when an official representative visits Pratt on Monday, Feb. 4.
A representative from the Office of Congressman Ron Estes, 4th Congressional District of Kansas, will be at Pratt High School at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, to provide information and answer questions regarding the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for high school students to submit their best artwork for an exhibit at Mark Arts in Wichita. Previous winners have received a cash prize and round-trip airfare for two to Washington, D.C., where the artwork is displayed for one year. Entry deadline is April 5.
“The annual Congressional Art Completion is a great way to showcase the artistic talent of our young people here in the 4th District,” Rep. Estes said.
All artwork that meets the competition criteria will be displayed at Mark Arts in Wichita April 19 to May 3 with a Final Friday reception April 26, 2019.
Students and high school art teachers interested in learning more about the competition should visit estes.house.gov/constituent-services/art-competition.htm.
Estes will also speak to students, parents and teachers about the application process for the United States Service Academies (U.S. Military Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Coast Guard Academy) for students who will graduate high school in 2020.
A service academy education provides an opportunity to earn a free, world-class education and a career as an officer in the U.S. military. This presentation will focus on the academic, leadership, and fitness requirements necessary for consideration. Candidates must receive a nomination through a Congressional (or Senatorial) office to attend an academy, with the exception of the Coast Guard Academy which allows a direct application online. Successful candidates normally apply in the spring of their junior year in high school.
Additional questions or requests for information may be directed to the Office of Congressman Ron Estes at 316-262-8992. More information can be found online at estes.house.gov.
Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.