Jordan Recchia Goes to Washington
On June 28th, Jordan Recchia traveled to Washington DC as the winner of the National Congressional Art Competition, representing the 25th Congressional District under Congressman Buck Mckeon. Jordan’s winning entry, which was unveiled at a Capitol Hill ceremony, is a portrait of his father, which was painted in oil pastels. It will be displayed on Capitol Hill for one year, along with entries from high school students across the nation.
Jordan with other winners of the competition
Jordan's parents joined him for the ceremony in Washington DC
While touring the Capitol, visitors can see the exhibit, located in a corridor between the Cannon House Office Building and the Capitol. Jordan traveled to Washington for the unveiling ceremony and met with McKeon in the Congressman’s Capitol Hill office.
Jordan visits with Buck McKeon in his Capitol Hill office
The 11th grader has just completed his second year of Advanced Placement Art at Valencia High School and plans a career in transportation design.
Jordan's winning entry, a profile of his father will be on display for one year
The Congressional Arts Competition is open to all students in the 25th District. Patricia, Rep. McKeon’s wife, coordinated the competition when McKeon was first elected, but at the time there was very little interest in the program. This year, Carl Goldman, owner of KHTS radio, and Gloria Locke, owner of SCV Arts, took the initiative to encourage participation in the program throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.