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Congressman Sam Graves recently joined Northwest-St. Joseph and northwest Missouri high school students to recognize their artwork. Pictured left to right are first place winner Amanda Rader, Graves, Lathrop High School art instructor Pam Haahr and third place winner Abi Painter.

Congressman Sam Graves recently joined Northwest-St. Joseph and northwest Missouri high school students to recognize their artwork. Pictured left to right are first place winner Amanda Rader, Graves, Lathrop High School art instructor Pam Haahr and third place winner Abi Painter. (Submitted photo)

    Feb. 27, 2016

    Northwest-St. Joseph displays area talent in annual art show

    Artwork by northwest Missouri high school students recently adorned the walls of Northwest Missouri State University-St. Joseph as part of the sixth annual art competition sponsored by the University and Congressman Sam Graves, who represents the Sixth Congressional District of Missouri.

    A panel of artists, in coordination with Northwest Professor of Art Phillip Laber, selected the following winners of this year’s contest:

    The contest winners were honored Feb. 1 at a reception at Northwest-St. Joseph where Graves presented the awards. As the first place winner, Rader receives two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend a ceremony with other winners from across the United States and see her artwork displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capital. She also received a $500 scholarship to attend Northwest.

    Additionally, Graves will display Saur’s work at his Kansas City office and Painter’s work at his St. Joseph office.            

    Northwest-St. Joseph offers graduate degree programs in curriculum and instruction; educational leadership; psychology, sociology and counseling; and instructional technology as well as a Master of Business Administration. For more information, contact the St. Joseph Center at 816.364.5000 or visit www.nwmissouri.edu/stjoe.


    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
    mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

    Northwest Missouri State University
    215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468