#Smiles: LVHS sophomore’s painting wins Congressional Art Award; to be featured at US Capitol building for next year

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    (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 Award, and her work will now be on display at the US Capitol Building for the 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 earn the award.

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

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

    While she is still unsure of exactly what she wants to do in terms of a possible career in the arts, Armajo did state that she could see herself being a tattoo artist someday, and when we asked if she had any advice for other young artists out there, she commented, “Just keep doing your art.”

    Nicely done Jordan!

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

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