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Students’ art to decorate US Capitol

The art of two Durham Public School students will be on display in the nation’s capital after it was recognized in the National Congressional Art Competition. The competition recognizes the best student artwork from every congressional district.

Jordan High’s Rachel Geoffrion won the competition in Rep. David Price’s Fourth District with her photograph, “Liminality.” She is taught by Jordan High art teacher Erin Ryan.

Zeke Seamans, a Durham School of the Arts senior, won in Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s Second District for a piece entitled “Family Time,” which was created using pen and ink with watercolor on a North Carolina Map. He is taught by Carolyn Maynard.

Rachel and Zeke won two roundtrip tickets to Washington, D.C., for the recognition ceremony, and their art will hang in the U.S. Capitol building for one year.