Tiona Cordova, a senior at Centennial High School in Pueblo won the 2017 competition with her original work of the rapper — titled “Utmost Respect.”
“These students have remarkable, artistic abilities and I am always incredibly proud of the artwork they produce every year,” Tipton said in a news release.
“The panel of judges has a tough task of selecting a winner, as the works submitted are all worthy of appreciation and demonstrate impressive skill. I want to congratulate Tiona for her exceptional painting this year and thank all of the students who participated.”
As first place winner, Cordova received a trip to Washington, D.C., for the Congressional Institute’s Awards Reception on June 29.