Socastee Student to Have Art Displayed at US Capitol

  • Mela Phetakoune Art graphicCongratulations to Maela Phetakoune, a junior at Socastee High, whose painting has been chosen for inclusion in the 2024 “Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition, organized by the Congressional Institute. 

    Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., and the winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

    Congressman Russell Fry's office selected Maela’s acrylic painting depicting a fox squirrel, loggerhead turtle, and brown thrasher bird to represent our legislative district.