Sealy High School student Khondker Salim will have his artwork "Texas Hill Country Trio" displayed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Salim won first place for the Congressional Art Competition for the 10th Congressional District, which includes Colorado, Austin, Waller, Washington and Fayette counties and parts of Harris, Grimes, Lee, Bastrop and Travis counties.
His artwork will be hung in the Cannon tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year. He will also have the opportunity to meet the other talented young artists at the unveiling of their artworks in Washington, D.C. at a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the month of June.
“I am really excited to go to D.C. and see my artwork displayed at the Capitol,” Salim said. “I am happy to be able to represent Texas western art.”
Art Teacher Brooke Trahan said she is thrilled for the young man.
"I am so thrilled for Salim,” she said. “He has continually worked so hard on his artwork and I am immensely proud that his artwork will represent our district at our Capitol in D.C."
The office of Congressman Michael McCaul also congratulated Salim.
"Our office was thoroughly impressed with your work and know those who visit the U.S. Capitol and see your painting will feel the same,” officials said.