Knierman, whose entry is titled “Fireflies,” pays homage to the 2018 induction of the firefly as Indiana’s state insect and the Hoosier-produced Ball jar.
She and her parents will be flown to the nation’s Capitol to attend a reception honoring student artists from all 50 states. Additionally, her artwork will hang in the rotunda of the Capitol for one year.
“This is by far the most prestigious and public accolade we have received in the Roncalli Visual Arts Department during my tenure,” said teacher Mark Stratton. “This is incredible exposure for Rachel and Roncalli.” SUBMITTED PHOTO