Eagle Pass High School Student Wins TX-23 Congressional Art Competition

May 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Eagle Pass High School Senior Keanna Saucedo was named the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for the 23rd District of Texas. Her winning artwork, a drawing titled “Beyond the Riverside,” depicts the natural landscape of the Rio Grande River in between her hometown of Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras, Mexico, and will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC for one year. Thrilled by the news, U.S. Representative Will Hurd issued the following statement:

“I’m impressed by the creativity and talent of the dozens of young artists across TX-23’s 29 counties who entered this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” said Hurd. “Keanna’s drawing masterfully depicts not just the beautiful natural landscape of the Rio Grande River, but as the title ‘Beyond the Riverside’ suggests, the friendship between folks in Texas and Mexico along our Southern border. I’m glad my colleagues in Congress and the hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world who visit our nation’s Capitol will get to see this glimpse of TX-23 through Keanna’s art.”