Central student’s artwork displayed in U.S. Capitol

Courtesy photo At right, Brittany Albright is shown in the U.S. Capitol. In the photo at left, Brittany is shown with her family and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster.

WASHINGTON — Brittany Albright, a student at Central High School in Martinsburg, had her watercolor piece, “Lorraine Covered Bridge of Rails to Trails,” selected for display in the U.S. Capitol, representing Pennsylvania’s 9th District in the 2017 High School Congressional Art Competition.

“Brittany is a talented young individual whose passion and talent shows in her artwork,” said U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Hollidays-burg).

“It was a pleasure being able to show her around the Capitol, and I know the thousands of people walking by her artwork for the next year will enjoy it as much as I do.”

The annual art competition recognizes some of the nation’s top high school artists.

Each congressional district selects one winner to represent the district in the display in the U.S. Capitol.

Shuster’s office works in partnership with the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Loretto, which provides judges who are responsible for choosing the winner each year.

Winners are recognized in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.