Washburn Rural High School student's artwork to be displayed at US Capitol Building

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Washburn Rural High School student's artwork will be displayed in the US Capitol Building.

Senior Clare Fallon received first place in our district in the Annual US Congressional Art District Competition this year.

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins presented the award to Fallon Monday in class.

"Every year when the entries come in I'm blown away, this year was particularly impressive," said Jenkins.

Fallon says she wanted her painting titled Red, White, and Blue, to concentrate on people ignored or mistreated by society in the US.

"It's kind of a political statement piece," said Fallon. "To me she's just another citizen of the US."

She Chose to paint Muslim student Noor Kyasa, her classmate and friend.

"I know it can speak for my entire Islamic community, I'm very thankful that Clare picked me as a model for her," said Kyasa.

Fallon will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. this summer. She was also awarded a scholarship to an Art School, but has already made college plans.