Oak Ridge High School students Katie Roach and Asher Chance recently took first and second place in The Congressional Medal of Honor Student Art Contest.
Roach, a junior, won first place in the 3-D category with her piece, â€œRed Heart Turns Purple.â€
Chance, a senior, took second place in the 2-D Category with his painting, â€œMy Hand in Liberty.â€
These pieces, from the 2015-2016 school year, were submitted by ORHS art teachers Gisela Schrock and Anna Wakefield, respectively.
The Exhibition Committee works closely with art teachers who use this competition as a means of recognition and evaluation for their students in grades sixth-12th, a press release said. Area teachers were invited to enter their studentâ€™s photo, 2-D, or 3-D piece that they felt best represented the core values and ideals of the Medal of Honor including courage, integrity, selflessness, sacrifice, citizenship, and patriotism.
This press release was submitted by Donna Roach.