The Klein ISD had two art students, sophomore Maggie Shirley (Klein Oak High) and senior Than Tway (Klein Forest), who entered original digital graphics works of art in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the Congressional Art Caucus. Shirley’s piece “La Fille Floraison” won first place in the 10th District, while Tway’s “A Fun Night” won first in the 18th District. Their artwork will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for the upcoming year.
Members of Congress annually select student artwork to showcase talented and creative high school students in their respective districts. Klein Oak’s Shirley is represented by Congressman Michael McCaul (10th District). She has participated and placed first at the regional level in the Visual Art Scholastic Event, received an honorable mention in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and also from the Culture Shapers. KFHS’ Tway is represented by Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee (18th District). Tway, a refugee from Burma who has been in the country for nearly three years, has won several art accolades in the Klein ISD. He medaled twice at state Visual Art Scholastic Event, receiving both Scholastic Gold and Silver Keys, and won the Danny Wood Heart in Art Award from Culture Shapers For more information about the art contest, visit http://house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/