Guam Congressional Art Competition 2021 Winner

Liam Padua, a St. John’s School sophomore, won first place in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Guam. His artwork depicted this year’s theme, “A New Tomorrow: The World We Will Build After The Pandemic”. The sophomore stated that the main inspiration of his artwork is his mother, who is a nurse fighting the COVID-19 pandemic along with other frontliners. The flowers and butterflies symbolize hope and resilience.

Photo courtesy: Office of Congressman Michael F.Q. San Nicolas

On December 8, Liam was honored as this year’s contest winner for Guam at an in-person presentation with Congressman Michael F.Q. San Nicolas.

Liam Padua and Congressman Michael F.Q. San Nicolas at the award presentation on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

His artwork is currently exhibited in the U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C., and will be on display for a whole year.

Liam Padua’s artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol, along with other contest winners’ artworks. Photo courtesy: Office of Congressman Michael F.Q. San Nicolas
Left to right: Mr. Rolly Zepeda, art teacher, Liam Padua, and Mr. Bob Kelley, Assistant Head of School for Middle & Upper School.

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