Alejandro Castorela, a 2018 graduate of Southern Vance High School, was honored on June 18, by U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield for his third-place award in the U.S. Congressional Art Competition for District 1.
Castorela is shown at left in the photo with Butterfield during the recognition in the Congressman’s Durham office.
Castorela won the award for his sketch “The Creation of Art.” His third-place finish was a great achievement from among the hundreds of student art entries in the competition. Castorela was joined at the recognition ceremony and reception by the other art award winners.
Butterfield represents North Carolina’s District 1, including Vance County, in the U.S. House of Representatives.