2 Amphi district students win art competition

Winning works will be displayed at US Capitol
2013-06-13T00:00:00Z 2 Amphi district students win art competitionArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 13, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The apex of many kids' art careers is having their work exhibited on the kitchen fridge.

Art by two Amphitheater Unified School District students has reached a loftier venue - it will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

The students will fly to Washington, D.C., for an awards reception June 26.

Students in each congressional district took part in the Congressional Art Competition among student constituents, and Amphitheater High School's José Coronado and Ironwood Ridge High School's Stephanie Spalding were winners.

Coronado, who was a junior last school year, won the competition in the 3rd Congressional District, represented by U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva. His entry was a nature photograph.

Spalding won the competition in U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick's 1st Congressional District. She drew a pen-and-ink illustration of her sister holding a phone with the word "hello" written in layers to show depth and shading.

Spalding, who graduated from Ironwood Ridge in May, will attend Brigham Young University-Idaho in the fall and pursue a career in art.

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