#Smiles: LVHS Sophomore Painting Wins Congressional Art Award; will be featured at the United States Capitol building for next year

A series to share #smiles in our community through the achievements of our local youth, presented by Dental Appointment.

(Lander, WY) – “Sisters,” an oil painting created by Lander Valley High School (LVHS) sophomore Jordan Armajo, was recently announced as the recipient of the Congressional Art Prizeand his work will now be on display at the United States Capitol for next year.

The announcement was made on the LVHS Twitter page.

According to the post, Armajo is the first LVHS student in 26 years to win the award.

County 10 caught up with Armajo, who said she was “very happy and shocked” to learn that her artwork had won the national award.

Armajo has been a fan of art since she was little and said her favorite styles are oil painting and pencil drawing.

Although she still isn’t sure exactly what she wants to do in terms of a possible career in the arts, Armajo said she could see herself being a tattoo artist one day, and when we asked her if she had any advice for other young artists out there, she commented, “Just keep doing your art.”

Well done Jordan!

LVHS sophomore Jordan Armajo poses in front of the school tiger. h/t Vince Tropea photo

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Christopher S. Washington