MMA Cadet Roy Kioko Wins Second Place in Congressional Art Competition

Roy Kioko, a Missouri Military Academy 11th grade cadet from St. Louis, has won second place in the annual Congressional Art Competition. Kioko received his award from Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler during a reception on April 23, 2022, on the University of Central Missouri campus in Warrensburg, MO. Feature photo above, Hartzler with Cadet Kioko and his winning artwork.

Sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school art competition intended to recognize and encourage artistic talent and scholarship in students. Kioko competed against high school students from Missouri’s 4th Congressional District. Winning artworks are selected by expert art professionals and hung in the U.S. Capitol and congresspersons’ district offices.

MMA art teacher Cheryl Morris accompanied Cadets Roy Kioko and Carlos Villarreal (below), a 9th grader from Santa Catarina, México, who also competed, to the awards presentation.

MMA is proud to recognize and congratulate Cadet Kioko on this achievement. Thank you to Congresswoman Hartzler for supporting the arts and education.

Above, Cadet Villarreal, art teacher Cheryl Morris, and Cadet Kioko.

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