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Loebsack visits FHS to congratulate art contest winner Burroughs

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U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack congratulates Fairfield High School senior Amber Burroughs Monday on winning the 2019 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award.
ANDY HALLMAN/Ledger photo U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack congratulates Fairfield High School senior Amber Burroughs Monday on winning the 2019 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award.
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U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack visited Fairfield High School Monday to personally congratulate FHS senior Amber Burroughs on winning an art contest in Iowa’s Second Congressional District, which he represents.

Burroughs’s pencil drawing entitled “Apples” will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year. It won the People’s Choice Award in which 3,829 votes were cast online.

Loebsack met with Burroughs in David Kraemer’s art class Monday for a short ceremony. Burroughs thanked Kraemer for his support in giving her tips to improve her art. She thanked her family and friends for their encouragement, and for voting for her drawing.

Loebsack mentioned that this is his 13th year of representing Iowa’s Second Congressional District, and he’s held an art contest every year. He said Fairfield has been well represented in the competition, having won several times.

Burroughs and her family plan to visit the U.S. Capitol in late June. Loebsack said he will be happy to welcome them to Washington, D.C.

Burroughs said she chose to draw apples because her assignment was to use colored pencils, and she likes the vibrant colors of fruit.