Now, she has that chance.
Rebecca Zilkowski from Peoria Notre Dame won the 33rd annual Congressional Art Show and competition put on by U.S. Representative Aaron Schock.
Each year, a high school artist from every congressional district gets to put a piece of artwork on display at the Capitol.
Representative Schock has turned it in to a contest to see who will represent Central Illinois.
"It's a great way to highlight the talent of these young men and women throughout the district," he said. It's a reminder of why art is important as a piece of a well-rounded education."
With schools facing major cuts in arts programs, the Congressional Art Competition is used to promote education in the field.
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